Book of the Day 9/12/22

I Want To Be by Shawn Rux, PhD

I Want To Be is an impactful book that will make a big difference in your child’s life. Both engaging and motivational, it teaches kids to believe in themselves and embrace all of the wonderful opportunities that the future holds. It’s so important to have career discussions with children at an early age. However, conveying the message can be a challenge. With this book, you gain an invaluable resource that teaches the importance of striving to be the very best version of yourself.

When you’re a kid, it’s hard to imagine life as an adult. When childhood is all you know, growing up seems like a distant future not worth thinking about. I know I felt that way. But this book reminds kids that no matter how far away it seems, everyone grows up! It may feel like you’ll be a kid forever, but you will have a career, and now is the time to start thinking about it. It’s an uplifting message to help kids know that it is never too early to start thinking about the future. In fact, the earlier you start thinking about it, the more time you have to plan and achieve your goals.

Shawn Rux does a tremendous job using approachable language to help kids think deeply about their futures. There are not many children’s books out there like this one – as it is both creative and practical. The book promotes self-reflection so that the next generation grasps the importance of personal growth and excellence both inside the classroom and out of it. I hope that every teacher and parent includes this book in their classroom and home. Books like this lay the groundwork to address fundamental issues in our community like education access and opportunity gaps.

Shawn Rux and his organization, RUXway Inc, seek to change the way we approach the needs of our diverse communities. They are committed to putting all of their efforts into expanding leadership in education. The organization believes that education saves lives, and I couldn’t agree more.

Shawn is a transformational leader who has an impressive background in education. Regardless of where he works, he makes a positive impact by implementing both culture changes and tangible plans for students to succeed. He’s a motivator like no other and his work is changing lives. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his outstanding work – such as the New York City Hometown Hero Award, Most Influential New Yorker Award, the Not Another Child Change Maker Award, Chancellor’s Fellowship graduate, and member of the inaugural cohort of EdPacesetters.

Get your copy of this empowering book. It is one that every child of every background should read. I Want To Be is a difference making book written by an author with a whole lot of wisdom.

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