Stan and The Four Fantastic Powers is the first Appreciative Inquiry children’s book. In this book readers will follow Stan on an adventure focused on strengths, imagination, teamwork, and goal setting. This book presents readers with the possibility of becoming catalysts for positive change. Stan, the book’s main character, engages young readers in an adventure to discover their own strengths and passions by watching him dream and design a community project, along with his classmates and community.
Appreciative Inquiry encourages the use of questioning, collaboration, curiosity, and creativity, using a cycle represented through Stan’s Four Fantastic Powers: ME Power: discovering strengths, SEE Power: dreaming future possibilities, WE Power: working as a team to develop a goals and a plan, and DO Power: delivering the plan. For the past 15 years, Appreciative Inquiry has been used in schools resulting in increased creativity, self-esteem, confidence, sense of identity, hope, relationships, social skills, community connectedness, and a sense of involvement in the future. Join Stan, Mr. Gladstone’s class, and the Lincoln School community, as they embark on their adventure!