Parent Involvement Technical Assistance Program

Indicator #8:
Changing Perceptions
Workshop Handouts

Self-Esteem Books

These books are available for checkout to North Dakota residents only. They are not available for purchase from our site.

Don't Feed the Monster on Tuesdays!
by Adolph Moser, Ed.D. 

Dr. Moser strikes right to the heart of the basic elements of self-esteem. He presents valuable information to children that will help them understand the importance of their self-worth. He offers practical approaches by which children can evaluate and strengthen their senses of self-esteem. (age 6 & up)

I'm Gonna Like Me
by Jamie Lee Curtis 

Through alternating points of view, a girl's and a boy's, the kids take turns describing exactly how and why "I'm gonna like me." This book shows kids that the key to feeling good is liking yourself because you are you. Ages: 4-8 Children's Library

My Best Friend is Me!
by Beth Ann Marcozzi 

This funny, comic-book style tells of Marty the Hippo who deals with social rejection by finding out about his own many good qualities. (ages 3-8)

Perfectionism: What's Bad About Being Too Good?
by Miriam Adderholdt, Ph.D. and Jan Goldberg 

Perfectionism is a problem for many teenagers today. This thought-provoking, encouraging book helps teens discover if they're perfectionists, explore possible reasons why they are, and try useful strategies for learning how to ease up on themselves and get their perfectionism under control.

Reviving Ophelia - Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
by Mary Pipher, Ph.D. 

Through the voices of adolescent girls, we see that escalating levels of sexism and violence cause girls to stifle their creative spirit and natural impulses which, ultimately, destroys their self-esteem. This eye-opening bestseller offers strategies to instill girls with a strong belief in their abilities and value.

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