Youth Who Are Gifted: Integrating Talents and Intelligence

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Overview

Ann has problems with school. It's not that she can't do the work-it's just that she's bored. Her ideas never seem to be the ones her teachers want to hear. And she doesn't seem to fit in with the other kids.

Having gifts and talents that are different from others around you can be difficult, especially when you're a teenager. Many of the world's great leaders and inventors, however-people like Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci, Madame Curie, and Mother Teresa-were "gifted": they ...

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Overview

Ann has problems with school. It's not that she can't do the work-it's just that she's bored. Her ideas never seem to be the ones her teachers want to hear. And she doesn't seem to fit in with the other kids.

Having gifts and talents that are different from others around you can be difficult, especially when you're a teenager. Many of the world's great leaders and inventors, however-people like Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci, Madame Curie, and Mother Teresa-were "gifted": they had something special to offer, and because they shared their gifts with those around them, they helped change the world. In the twentieth century, educators and governments recognized that these "special" people were important to our world; as a result, schools and governments worked to create educational programs that would nurture and develop future leaders. You'll find out more within the pages of this book.

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School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up- These books combine fictional stories of teens facing various challenges with nonfiction sections providing textbook-style information about the challenge or condition. The fictional portions tell simplistic stories of depressed and dysfunctional teens who turn their lives around and find hope for the future. The nonfiction portions, which appear at the end of each short chapter, deliver statistics and facts interspersed with stock images that add little to the texts. The introduction (which is the same in each book) refers repeatedly to students with disabilities, which, in the case of these three titles, seems to imply that being gifted or transgendered or a cultural minority is a disability. The cover art is unappealing, particularly the illustration of the teen with gender issues. Readers with challenges to overcome deserve better resources than these books provide.-Marcia Kochel, Olson Middle School, Bloomington, MN

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Table of Contents

Introduction     6
Unacceptable Behavior     9
Ultimatum     31
History Test     49
Grounded     65
Good-bye, Mill Creek     79
Discovering My Options     93
Learning to Speak New Languages     105
Glossary     120
Further Reading     122
For More Information     123
Bibliography     124
Index     125
Picture Credits     127
Author and Consultant Biographies     128

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2008

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    This book was a great story. The girl in it is a lot like me, and it helped me understand myself better. I liked that the book was 'educational' while telling a story that I could relate to. Thank you to the author for writing something for kids like me.

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