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Book Club – November

For Mentors

Everything Is Figureoutable: Forleo, Marie: 9780525534990: Amazon.com: BooksEverything Is Figureoutable 

By Marie Forleo

From the host of the award-winning MarieTV and The Marie Forleo Podcast, an indispensable handbook for becoming the creative force of your own life.

While most self-help books offer quick fixes, Everything is Figureoutable will retrain your brain to think more creatively and positively in the face of setbacks. In the words of Cheryl Strayed, it’s “a must-read for anyone who wants to face their fears, fulfill their dreams, and find a better way forward.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

If you’re having trouble solving a problem or reaching a dream, the problem isn’t you. It’s that you haven’t yet installed the one belief that changes everything.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Marie’s mom once told her, “Nothing in life is that complicated. You can do whatever you set your mind to if you roll up your sleeves. Everything is figureoutable.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Whether you want to leave a dead end job, break an addiction, learn to dance, heal a relationship, or grow a business, Everything is Figureoutable will show you how.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

You’ll learn:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • The habit that makes it 42 percent more likely you’ll achieve your goals.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • How to overcome a lack of time and money.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • How to deal with criticism and imposter syndrome.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • It’s more than just a fun phrase to say. It’s a philosophy of relentless optimism. A mindset. A mantra. A conviction.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Most important, it’s about to make you unstoppable. ⠀

For Ages: 13-17

Amazon.com: Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha, 1)  (9781250170972): Adeyemi, Tomi: BooksChildren of Blood and Bone 

By Tomi Adeyemi

The Children of Blood and Bone is told from multiple points of view, as Inan and Amari, children of the iron-fisted king, and Zélie and Tzain, siblings who have suffered greatly under the king’s regime, find themselves on a dark, magic-filled quest for power. Their journey is accompanied by violence and betrayal, but friendship and even star-crossed love also play a part. Enriched with themes that resonate in today’s social and political landscape, The Children of Blood and Bone takes on injustice, discrimination, and a struggle for change. The action and danger ramp up with each chapter, and I found myself racing through the final pages, holding my breath right up to the cliffhanger ending. ⠀

For Ages: 9-12

Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader  Ginsburg: Carmon, Irin, Knizhnik, Shana: 9780062748539: Amazon.com: BooksNotorious RBG 

By Irin Carmon
& Shana Knizhnik

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame—she has only tried to make the world a little better and a little freer.

But nearly a half-century into her career, something funny happened to the octogenarian: she won the internet. Across America, people who weren’t even born when Ginsburg first made her name as a feminist pioneer are tattooing themselves with her face, setting her famously searing dissents to music, and making viral videos in tribute.

Notorious RBG, inspired by the Tumblr that amused the Justice herself and brought to you by its founder and an award-winning feminist journalist, is more than just a love letter. It draws on intimate access to Ginsburg’s family members, close friends, colleagues, and clerks, as well an interview with the Justice herself. An original hybrid of reported narrative, annotated dissents, rare archival photos and documents, and illustrations, the book tells a never-before-told story of an unusual and transformative woman who transcends generational divides. As the country struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testament to how far we can come with a little chutzpah. 

For Ages: 6-8

Thanksgiving for Emily Ann: Johnston, Teresa, Brantley-Newton, Vanessa:  9780545434133: Amazon.com: BooksThanksgiving for Emily Ann 

By Teresa Johnson, Illustrated By Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Emily Ann isn’t the biggest fan of Thanksgiving. She’s saddled with a bunch of extra chores, and everyone’s too busy prepping dinner to spend any time with her. It’s the perfect recipe for feeling lonely and sad — can anyone blame her for acting out a little? Luckily, Thanksgiving for Emily Ann turns out much better than she could have hoped. Looks like her family didn’t forget about her after all!