Top Picks for High School Grads

You did it! Now what? The end of high school is an exciting time. It brings summer, sunshine and more time with friends, but maybe you don't know what's next. If that's how you're feeling, here are some top picks to ease your way into adulthood and come out strong.

Roadmap: The Get-it-together Guide for Figuring Out What to Do with Your Life is exactly that. Charts, interviews, exercises and more let you figure out things for yourself while you learn from everyone else's mistakes.

No matter which path you're on, author Neil Gaiman encourages everyone to stay in touch with their creativity in The Make Good Art Speech. This can be difficult sometimes, especially if you're continually asked about what you want to do with your life, but knowing that there are adults out there who support creative journeys can make answering that question a little easier.

While finding your passion or starting college or a job is important, so is kindness. George Saunders talks about the importance of kindness in Congratulations, by the Way. Because when it comes down to it, no matter what you're doing, kindness can take you far and make your life more enjoyable and help to soften the challenges that are bound to happen along the way.

Congratulations, by the Way is available in other formats.

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