Gifted and Minorities

gifted homeschool latinoGifted minorities often struggle to gain the recognition and support they deserve. In an attempt to increase awareness that giftedness and twice-exceptionalities exist and thrive in all communities, GHF has created a free, downloadable brochure called Gifted Cubed - The Expanded Complexity of Race & Culture in Gifted and 2e Kids. We have also put together articles from well-respected authors, bloggers, and academics addressing the unique and universal needs of gifted minorities. We hope to encourage a respectful dialogue and an opportunity for learning, support, and advocacy. We're also interested in any constructive links or posts you'd like to share. Please send them to info@giftedhomeschoolers.org.

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  • Bright, Talented & Black: A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners Don't miss this one; author Joy Lawson Davis is both knowledgable and reassuring. Her book is well researched, thorough, covers a wide range of topics, and offers practical suggestions as well as advice on many aspects of giftedness. Perhaps the best part of this book is how refreshingly straightforward it is about so many difficult issues. There is no tiptoeing around the challenges facing families of children who are gifted, nor the additional and potentially complicating factors of twice exceptionality (gifted AND learning differences) or what one might call "thrice exceptionality": being gifted while Black. This is not the kind of book that encourages you to long, thoughtful navel-gazing, but rather a matter of fact discussion of real life. It's a useful resource on giftedness for parents, teachers, administrators, relatives, and friends. If you're Black, you'll find specialized suggestions. If you're not, you won't feel put off or left out. Most importantly, unless you live in a world that is sparkly white and never touches on the lives of anyone who is not Caucasian (say, another planet), you should read this book.
  • Morning by Morning: How We Home-Schooled Our African-American Sons to the Ivy League, by Paula Penn-Nabrit
  • Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education, by Donna Ford Ph.D.

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