Liz Kazandzhy


Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Wendy L. Moss, Resiliency, Nonfiction, Self-Help, Psychology

Document Type

Book Review


This nonfiction self-help book for children contains sound advice and practical strategies to help children learn resilience, or “the ability to bounce back from tough times.” Divided into ten chapters, the material covers an impressive variety of topics, for example understanding the role of emotions, using self-talk and calming strategies to handle stress, dealing with social conflicts, coping with unchangeable situations, and building a support network to lean on in tough times. The purpose of the book is to both motivate children to learn resiliency skills and then teach those skills, focusing on the fact that resiliency can be learned and developed by anybody who desires.