Gifts for Grads

Advice and encouragement for graduates entering the next phase of their lives!

Dear Grad: Words of Wisdom and Encouragement for Your Next Journey By Potter Gift Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593240168
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Published: Clarkson Potter - April 27th, 2021

Timely and inspiring advice for graduates entering their next phase of life in today’s uncertain world, featuring remarks from iconic cultural figures and celebrities alongside student voices.

The Prayer Map for Grads (Faith Maps) By Compiled by Barbour Staff Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643527680
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Published: Barbour Books - March 1st, 2021


What Does Prayer Look Like? . . .
Find out in The Prayer Map for Grads

This engaging prayer journal is a fun and creative tool to help you experience the power of prayer. Each colorful spread will guide you to write out thoughts, ideas, and lists. .

Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic Seuss) By Dr. Seuss Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679805274
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 22nd, 1990

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect gift to celebrate all of our special milestones—from graduations to birthdays and beyond!

“[A] book that has proved to be popular for graduates of all ages since it was first published.”—The New York Times

Navigate Your Stars By Jesmyn Ward, Gina Triplett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jesmyn Ward, Gina Triplett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781982131326
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Published: Scribner - April 7th, 2020

A revelatory, uplifting, and gorgeously illustrated meditation on dedication, hard work, and the power of perseverance from the beloved, New York Times bestselling, and two-time National Book Award–winning Jesmyn Ward.

For Tulane University’s 2018 commencement, Jesmyn Ward delivered a stirring speech about the value of hard work and the importance of respect for on

Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness By George Saunders Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812996272
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Published: Random House - April 22nd, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This inspiring meditation on kindness from the author of Lincoln in the Bardo is based on his popular commencement address.

How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age (Dale Carnegie Books) By Dale Carnegie Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451612592
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Published: Simon & Schuster - December 25th, 2012

An adaptation of Dale Carnegie’s timeless prescriptions for the digital age.

Dale Carnegie’s time-tested advice has carried millions upon millions of readers for more than seventy-five years up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. By Brené Brown Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399592522
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Published: Random House - October 9th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

The Book of Questions: Revised and Updated By Gregory Stock Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761177319
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 10th, 2013

The phenomenon returns!

Pearls of Wisdom: Little Pieces of Advice (That Go a Long Way) By Barbara Bush Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538734940
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Published: Twelve - March 3rd, 2020

In this "sage, valuable volume" (Publishers Weekly), First Lady Barbara Bush shares the best of her adviceto family, staff, and close friends.

Now What?: Real World Advice for Graduates By Bob Visotcky Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646286973
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Published: Page Publishing - March 10th, 2020

Sometimes, you need advice from people other than your parents, and Now What has all the advice and guidance one needs to enter the challenges of the real world. I have spoken at college campuses and can't believe how many students have no goals or any idea on what to do upon graduation.

Debt-Free Degree: The Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Your Kid Through College Without Student Loans By Anthony Oneal, Dave Ramsey (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Anthony Oneal, Dave Ramsey (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781942121114
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Ramsey Press - October 7th, 2019

Every parent wants the best for their child.

That's why they send them to college But most parents struggle to pay for school and end up turning to student loans. That's why the majority of graduates walk away with $35,000 in student loan debt and no clue what that debt will really cost them.

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse By Charlie Mackesy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062976581
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Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

Charlie Mackesy’s beloved The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse has been adapted into an Academy Award® winning animated short film, now available to stream on Apple TV+

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World By Admiral William H. McRaven Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455570249
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 4th, 2017

Based on a Navy SEAL's inspiring graduation speech, this #1 New York Times bestseller of powerful life lessons "should be read by every leader in America" (Wall Street Journal).

If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.

Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984854278
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Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the creator and star of Hamilton and In the Heights, with beautiful illustrations by Jonny Sun, comes a book of affirmations to inspire readers at the beginning and end of each day.

A  Walk in the Wood: Meditations on Mindfulness with a Bear Named Pooh By Joseph Parent Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368026963
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Published: Disney Editions - July 10th, 2018

How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships By Leil Lowndes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780071418584
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Published: McGraw-Hill Companies - October 10th, 2003

"You'll not only break the ice, you'll melt it away with your new skills." -- Larry King

"The lost art of verbal communication may be revitalized by Leil Lowndes." -- Harvey McKay, author of "How to Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive"

What You're Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential By Robert S. Kaplan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781422189900
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Published: Harvard Business Review Press - May 7th, 2013

How do you create your own definition of success--and reach your unique potential?

Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to "success" as defined by those around us--and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied.

I Wish You More By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452126999
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 31st, 2015

The #1 New York Times bestselling children's book that's full of endless good wishes.

From the incomparable team of author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld, this exuberant, inspirational book for kids holds more than a single wish or even three wishes—it is filled with endless good wishes.

In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It By Lauren Graham Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524799595
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 3rd, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself from the beloved Gilmore Girls actress and New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Talking as Fast as I Can and the novel Someday, Someday, Maybe.