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A Growth Mindset Alphabet

Y Is for Yet

A Growth Mindset Alphabet


Mistakes aren’t just mistakes. They’re growth spurts. Developing a growth mindset—a belief that learning is a process that requires dedication and hard work, not just talent—helps kids learn from their mistakes, build resilience, and strive to be a little better every day.

Not your typical alphabet book, Y Is for Yet uses the ABCs as an accessible framework to introduce growth mindset and all its possibilities. From A to Z, or Ability to Zany, kids learn new vocabulary that expands their view of themselves learners.

Readers can open to any page and find useful information. Younger children learn new vocabulary, while older kids can increase their knowledge of the brain’s neuroplasticity and the many ways growth mindset can be put into action. A section at the back of the book provides a kid-friendly glossary of terms and activities adults can use to help kids build resilience and foster a growth mindset.

With an uplifting and positive tone, Y Is for Yet empowers kids to persevere and encourages them to view learning as a journey with limitless possibilities.
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ISBN: 978-1-63198-525-6
Reading Level: Grade 3
Interest Level: Ages 4–8
Guided Reading Level: N
Lexile Measure: AD690L
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 8.25" x 9"
Page Count: 40
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September 21, 2020 / Carla Anderson - Rensselaer, Indiana
Y is for Yet.

Shannon Anderson has written another positive and interesting book that teaches us, adults and children, that we can do anything if we stay positive and productive. A great book. Illustrations are a wonderful compliment to the book.

September 14, 2020 /
Y is for Yet

This beautiful book is the perfect mentor text for introducing growth mindset to your students or kids at home. My kids love it! So many great terms and done in a way kids will understand. The pictures are fun to explore and discuss, too!


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