MI9 Team Book

All proceeds of the MI9 Team book go to support eGirl Power, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization for Gender Equality and Girls' Education.

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The MI9 Team is a group of nine superheroes who joined forces to achieve social change. Each member represents one of the nine multiple intelligences (hence the name of the team: MI9): verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, to name a few and embodies a specific character trait, like leadership, determination and tenacity.

Like many of us, their pasts are filled with hardships. These dedicated individuals found ways to overcome their struggles and obstacles to succeed and become the superheroes they are today.However, they have their work cut out for them. The MI9 Team must constantly defend themselves and protect others as they battle against a band of six supervillains, who are dead set on destroying anything in their paths.

MI9 Team introduces each one of the characters and sets the stage for a battle between good and evil.

“The challenge for youth is to feel as smart as their peers and that they have the chances to use this intelligence. This is especially true for youngsters who lack encouragement where and how they live. Discuss Amy Mintz's new book with youngsters and let them recognize the super hero in themselves. ”
— Allan Luks, Best-Selling Author

Allan Luks is the Founding Director of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Fordham University. Luks has authored four important books, two of which are credited with having significant national impact. He is considered among the top experts on volunteerism, and how helping others can benefit one's emotions and physical health. For four decades he has directed well-known organizations dedicated to helping others. He initiated and led the passage of laws that have had a significant impact on society, and authored several books that garnered praise and recognition from readers and the media alike.

This book is very unique and clever. From the cover that captures your attention immediately and the tagline, "Unity Among Differences," which truly illustrates an overview for the entire collection of short stories that are shared. The Theory of Multiple Intelligence is fascinating! "Unity Among Differences" is fantastic because since everyone is different and has something special about them, we need to accept this and work together and accept each other for who we are and not base on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc. This is an obvious theme of the story!
— Alexander Smith, Film Director, Uber Entertainment, Ltd.

 

“This is a great way to introduce the concept of multiple intelligences. It has a lot of good information about the different multiple intelligences and how you can use your strengths to overcome challenges. It's a great positive message for kids and really anyone who doubts their intelligence or wants to know more information about it.”
— Nicole Mahool, Dean of Students at Urban Assembly School for Global Commerce

 

“It's always wonderful to read a book that's clearly focused on empowering young girls while also impressing on young boys that women and girls are strong, capable leaders. I definitely look forward to learning more about each of the superheroes, their quests for a better world, and their struggles with their own hurdles and those around them. As always, I hope that these types of books are the ones chosen to be adapted into huge film franchises, not stories that focus solely on women's frailty and demureness. Visibility is key and every bit helps!”
— Manager of Programs & Outreach, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia

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“Amy Mintz is a nonprofit founder and an educator who incorporates MI in her lessons as a means to improve students' self-esteem and performance. She has also drawn upon MI to create a book about superheroes entitled MI9 Team.”
—Dr. Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He presented the theory of multiple intelligences for the first time in 1983 in the book Frames of Mind. Since then, the theory has been used in a wide variety of contexts and most frequently in education with students of all levels. Find out more at Gardner’s official MI website at multipleintelligencesoasis.org.

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“This book will please parents and children equally!! Highly recommendable! A beautiful and funny way to present children the concept of "Multiple intelligences" and help them realize that even though they might not excel in one subject, they do have important skills that make them powerful and unique.”
— Camila Lobo, Digital Marketing and Outreach, Harvard University

 

“Having the Mi9 super hero team as representative of differing intelligences is the perfect way to convey and illustrate the multifaceted aspects of any ordinary/heroic human being. Not to mention those super villains! This novel truly exemplifies choice in the human condition to become whatever we desire and set our attention on...”
— Marissa Mitchell, Secondary English Teacher, Chino Valley Unified School District

 

“A very creative way of talking about different intelligences and the powers they can unleash.I really love how the book gives the reader a new perspective to think about and how we can use different ways of intelligence as superpowers!

 

“I agree that this is a great way to introduce the idea of multiple intelligences, a concept that is familiar to many who work in the fields of education and psychology. Calling each ability a “super power” and assigning a superhero personality to each one is a very creative and clever approach in making the concept approachable for most people, but especially to youths.

 

“I really liked how relatable the superhero characters were in that even though they've faced hardships and obstacles in the past, their resilience can be seen by them dedicating themselves to the greater good of mankind. This book really empowers young people to find their inner strength and want to help make the world a better place.

 

“What appealed to me most about this book was it's ability to introduce Multiple Intelligences to the youth in a creative and thoughtful way. I also loved the way the Super villains were introduced with less favorable traits and qualities, which showed how these qualities can manifest within someone and transform them into a negative version of themselves. This book really highlighted the mirage of skills we all possess and how we can use our character traits to better ourselves and those around us. We are all capable of wonderful things, and I loved the message of how you react to things can also turn you into a negative or positive person. Great book for not just youths, but all ages.”

eGirl PowerAll proceeds of the MI9 Team book go to support eGirl Power, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization for Gender Equality and Girls' Education.

 

Who We Are

Educator Approved

eGirl Power is an IRS-approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to bring awareness to Gender Equality and support Girls' Education.

eGirl Power goals are to empower girls in New York City and beyond to improve their confidence, self-esteem, and achieve their full potential.

The key objective is to empower teenage girls to identify and build upon their personal skills and talents, and prepare for college and career readiness through educational workshops, field trips, mentorship and more.

eGirl Power is created and led by a team of educators with collectively over 100 years of classroom experience.

Overcoming the Confidence Gap

Girls and the Confidence GapStark gender differences are evident when students express how they perceive their abilities; and data shows that a lack of confidence is negatively affecting girls in the classroom. Research suggests that low confidence among teenage girls will result in failing to achieve their professional potential as women. In fact, only one in three girls with low self-esteem are confident in having a successful career; and this low self-esteem drastically reduces the likelihood of girls to follow ambitious career paths.

This lack of confidence is found to detrimentally affect females not just in the classroom, but in the workforce as well. In the year 2016, women have never been more powerful than they are currently. They are making strides in every industry in the country. They are fighting for equality and opportunities that weren’t offered before, and they are winning. More than half of the workforce is comprised of women and they are receiving more college degrees than men. Yet, they represent only five percent of the Chief Executives of the largest companies in the United States. The reason being a “lack of confidence”. While women have the competence to compete for top-level jobs, often their confidence is the factor holding them back.

The great news is that this is a trait that can be reversed with action.

eGirl Power empowers girls to improve their confidence, self-esteem, and achieve their full potential.

How eGirl Power Empowers Girls

College and Career Readiness for GirlseGirl Power is designed to provide opportunities for participants to identify and build upon their personal skills and talents to strengthen their self-confidence. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization does so through educational workshops, youth summits, mentorship and more, as well as “Career Day” field trips for the eGirl Power Club and leadership skill-building activities for the eGirl Power Junior Council.

INSPIRE

eGirl Power inspires girls with role models from a wide range of industries, sharing with girls the many possibilities for future career fields and success.

EXPLORE

Guest speakers, mentors and educators guide girls to explore a variety of potential college majors and career paths so they can make informed educational and career choices.

EDUCATE

As each and every individual is skilled and talented in different areas, eGirl Power's approach to building self-confidence among girls is to help them learn about and identify their unique strengths.

EMPOWER

eGirl Power equips girls with the tools for success as they prepare for college and career readiness.

How Girls Benefit

Instead of what we have to say,we’ll let eGirl Power high school student members share with you how eGirl Power has helped them:

 

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The MI9 Team is a group of nine superheroes who joined forces to achieve social change and protect others as they battle against a gang of six supervillains, who are dead set on destroying anything in their paths.

All proceeds of MI9 Team go to support Gender Equality and Girls' Education.