A guide for teens for success in school and beyond.
Pham (You Are a Mogul, 2018, etc.), the founder of Mogul, an online platform built to connect women across the world, provides advice for teen girls to thrive in both work and their personal lives. Readers will find tips and advice on how to receive mentorship, make tough decisions, and forge healthy friendships. Throughout, Pham relates anecdotes from her own life to illustrate how her advice can be put into practice before ever setting foot in the working world. Each chapter also features a “mogul mentor,” who offers further advice or examples of how she has overcome obstacles in her own life. Sidebars urging simple and immediate action and colorful, attractive pages make this an easy, enjoyable read while still presenting information about many different situations. Themes of feminism and diversity are constant: Young women are encouraged to find their voices and speak up; women of varying abilities, ethnicities, and nationalities are featured; and a diverse audience is assumed. Pham’s parents are Vietnamese and Chinese, and she is an immigrant from France. Readers may be intimidated by Pham’s apparently constant drive, but portions of chapters do advocate for balance. While some advice veers far into the realm of business, overall readers are empowered to strive and succeed no matter their passion.
An empowering guide to hustling before you’re out of high school. (Nonfiction. 12-21)