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14 Books About Confidence

14 Books About Confidence

You can borrow these books for FREE through the Boston Public Library (BPL) or preview them through our affiliate link on Amazon.

My Camp-Out
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Watch this little girl confidently get ready for her first camping trip. She brings all the right gear (her tent, her bag and her lamp). She feels prepared for her overnight adventure until darkness sets. She's a little scared hearing the animals and other noises -- but her mom is right there.

Confidence

My Mom Has X-ray Vision
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Matthew figures out how his mom knows everything -- like when he's jumping on the bed, or using her pots in the garden. Even though she looks like an ordinary mom, he's confident she has super powers.

Confidence

Together We Swim
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An adorable quick-read about a little boy learning to swim with his family. In this story, mom is the instructor. She helps her son climb down the ladder, grab onto the poolside, keep his head up, and kick his legs. He eventually gains the confidence to swim on his own (without a floatie).

Confidence

Darryl's Dream
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Meet one of the pioneers of hip-hop, DMC (Darryl) as a child. Darryl was great with music and writing, but was made fun of by his peers for his good grades and glasses. It wasn't until he embraced who he was that he built the confidence to truly be himself.

Confidence

She Persisted: Wangari Maathai
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Details the incredible life of Wangari Maatthai, a Kenyan native who dedicated her life to healing the land. Our favorite quotes, “She was confident that planting trees would heal the land” (p35). “Life for Kikuyu revolved around nature” (p4). And "the children were encouraged to play in the rain and hailstorms because it was believed that the rain would make them grow the way it made plants grow" (p13).

Confidence

Jabari Tries
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Jabari is confident he can build a flying machine all by himself, until his dad encourages him to work with his little sister.

Confidence

The Adventures of Qai Qai
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A little girl gets the confidence to do anything thanks to encouragement from her best friend and doll Qai Qai.

Confidence

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