Silent and Strong: 15 Books for Kids and Teens Who Are Introverts

by Dena McMurdie

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When my kids get home from school, they quietly disappear into separate rooms until dinnertime. My oldest daughter reads a book or plays “Clash of Clans” while my middle child rearranges doll clothes and draws pictures. I don’t get to hear about their day until we sit down to eat.

In case you couldn’t guess, my kids are introverts. They need time to be alone and unwind.

As an introvert myself, I understand the need for alone time, but it worries me too. Being an introverted child can be exhausting, lonely, and make you feel like you have a social deficiency. Thankfully, many authors are introverts — or understand how introverts feel. Whether kids are looking for validation, acceptance, or tips on handling social situations, there are books for every kind of introvert.

What’s your favorite book for introverts? Let us know in the comments!