Last year, I saw a post from The Book Wrangler in which he created these adorable story character posters for his elementary library and knew I needed to create something as cute for our middle school library. This summer, I finally created my own version and updated it with inspiring quotes from some of our favorite classic and modern literary characters from middle grades and young adult readings. I printed these as 8 x 10 photos from my local Walgreens (thank you coupons!) and used frames from the dollar tree.
Feel free to download and use them for your own library!
If you are a PBIS school like ours or focus on growth mindset, you've probably heard of the Seven Mindsets before. I have found so many book lists for elementary school aged students or picture books that focus on growth mindset or books that could be tied into the Seven Mindsets. Unfortunately, there are not enough resources out there for our middle schoolers and young adults! This summer, I have gone through a huge chunk of my to-be-read list and they happened to have meshed so well with our Seven Mindsets curriculum so I decided to share some middle grades and YA selections that have themes that fit well with growth mindset and the Seven Mindsets. Be aware this list is subjective, includes nonfiction, fiction, various genres (though mostly realistic), and a mix of MG and YA reads. If you're like me and have been searching for ways to support the social and emotional goals of your school, I hope this helps!
Download the pdf version for posters: