Thursday, January 06, 2011

New Book: Manifesto of the Gifted Girl

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Dr. Joan Franklin Smutny, author of many useful books about understanding and educating gifted students has a new book, Manifesto of the Gifted Girl.

As you know, we're a boy-heavy house, so I don't think I'll be reading this book, but I thought some of you might want to.

From a review on the publisher's site:

This inspirational and informative book, Manifesto of the Gifted Girl (2010) is a very attractive discussion of three major areas concerned with academic, social and educational development. I should emphasize that the format, graphics and illustrations are excellent and clearly highlight the three major sections:

Part I emphasizes that gifted girls should follow their own interests and motivations to decide upon their life goals and careers…

Part II discusses many of the characteristics that gifted girls must have to reach their highest academic and life goals…

Part III is the culmination of the two previous sections, since it concentrates upon how gifted girls can attain their life goals, and make important contributions to all endeavors by applying their knowledge and self-understanding with confidence…

Click over to Royal Fireworks Press for further details and ordering information.

Drop me a note if you would like to write a review of this book in a guest post here (400 words or less).


Sara (from Saving for Someday) said...

Kim, thanks for the information on this book, I'm definitely interested in it. Also, thanks for turning me on to another resource for high ability children.

Shari said...

I have this book. Our girls attended Joan's Center for the Gifted Summer Camp last year. We're putting them into the Winter program this year and the summer camp again. It's so important for smart girls and women to stick together. Our girls are in first grade and I already see the dumbing down the other girls are doing to impress boys. What will these girls be like when they got to middle school?