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Dare to Be You

Written by Matthew Syed

Illustrated by Toby Triumph

Key Stage 2 Key Stage 3

LoveReading View on Dare to Be You

From the bestselling, award-winning author of You Are Awesome comes the much-anticipated follow-up, Dare to Be You which empowers young readers to follow their own path, love what makes them different and question the world around them. 

With Matthew Syed's trademark hilarious text, stylish illustrations and real-life examples this book encourages young readers to build their confidence and resilience.

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Dare to Be You Synopsis

From the bestselling, award-winning author of You Are Awesome comes the much-anticipated follow-up, Dare to Be You. What would you dare to try if you stopped worrying about fitting in? If you're the kind of person who thinks: I don't like standing out from the crowd ... I wish I could be more like the cool kids ... There's no point trying to change things ... then this book is for you. Because guess what? There's no such thing as normal. Drawing examples from sport, science and even business, Dare to Be You empowers young readers to follow their own path, love what makes them different and question the world around them. With You Are Awesome's trademark mix of hilarious text, stylish illustration, personal insights and inspiring real-life examples, including Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai, Matthew Syed introduces children to the power of diverse thinking. When you stop doubting yourself, embrace change and let your kindness loose, you become your own action hero. This groundbreaking, practical and positive book will help kids develop the inner confidence to grow into happy adults who know - and, more importantly, LIKE - themselves. Praise for You Are Awesome, children's book of the year 2019 and Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller: A very funny and inspiring read! Brilliantly practical with a wide variety of examples that make it relevant for both boys and girls (and adults)! - Online customer review Genuinely funny and engaging ... It's a must read. - Online customer review

Dare to Be You Press Reviews

Hugely inspiring, and should be read by every teen on the planet - Press Association

Matthew Syed's first book for children, You Are Awesome, was a massive hit...This is the sequel and we reckon it's just as good, if not better...With lively text, stylish illustrations and real-life examples...it sets out to encourage young readers to build their confidence and resilience and follow their own path in life - The Independent

Charming, informative and inspiring motivational book for children - The Times Children's Book of the Week

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526362377
Publication date: 3rd September 2020
Author: Matthew Syed
Illustrator: Toby Triumph
Publisher: Wren & Rook an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

About Matthew Syed

Matthew Syed is a columnist for The Times, an acclaimed author and a former international table tennis champion. He is also a trustee of Greenhouse Sports, a charity that empowers young people from disadvanted communities through sport. Matthew is married, and has two young children.

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