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Best Books That Make The Perfect Gifts For Graduates

Graduation season is in full swing and whether the person you know is graduating from middle school, high school, undergrad or grad school, they could probably use some guidance about what comes next. These books from our sister company, Simon & Schuster, make great gifts for anyone entering a new chapter of their lives after graduation.

You Got This!
By Maya Penn

Grad Books You Got This
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Everyone is talking about the entrepreneur, animator, eco-designer, and girls’ rights activist Maya Penn. Her TEDWomen Talk has been viewed over 1,200,000 million times (and is one of the top 15 TEDWomen Talks of all time). Now this amazing teenager has written an inspirational handbook for teens and young adults to help them discover their passions and maximize their full potential for a creative, successful life.

By Angela Duckworth

Grad Books Grit
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A must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, students, educators, athletes, and business people—both seasoned and new—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

Third Wave
By Steve Case

Grad Books Third Wave
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One of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs—a pioneer who made the Internet part of everyday life and orchestrated the largest merger in the history of business—shares a roadmap for how anyone can succeed in a world of rapidly changing technology.

The Path
By Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh

Grad Books The Path
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For the first time, an award-winning Harvard professor shares his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how these ancient ideas can guide you on the path to a good life today. A great book for those setting out on a new path of discovery after graduation.

Surviving High School
By Lele Pons

Grad Books Surviving High School
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Vine superstar Lele Pons teams up with #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz in this lovable debut novel about the wilds and wonders of high school that’s as laugh-out-loud addictive as Lele’s popular videos. Great for middle school graduates getting ready for high school.

The Episodic Career
By Farai Chideya

Grad Books The Episodic Career
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Find your most rewarding place in today's economy. Award-winning author, researcher, and analyst Farai Chideya offers a practical guide to the ways in which work in America is changing and how you can navigate today’s volatile job market.

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