Bright, Talented, and Black

Bright, Talented, and Black

A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners




Joy L. Davis, Ed. D.


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Being gifted and talented and also African American makes children double minorities, and the issues they face can be different from those faced by most other gifted children. This book provides helpful insights and guidelines for the parenting and education of Black gifted children. In addition to the challenges that are frequently experienced by many gifted children, such as underachievement and idealism, Black gifted children often must also deal with issues like discrimination and low expectations of them. Dr. Joy Davis offers practical information based on her personal experience as a parent and a gifted education professional. Several appendices in the back of the book provide useful resources for minority gifted students, as well as reading lists that will help empower these children and their parents. This book will help both African American parents and the educators who work with these bright, talented children.


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Length: 292 pages

ISBN 10 digit: 1-935067-02-8
ISBN 13 digit: 978-1-935067-02-3


Price: $24.95


I highly recommend this book.” – Gifted Education Examiner, Dick Kantenberger for

An essential guide chock full of relevant, timely information and resources.” – Deborah Mersino for Ingeniosus

Bright, Talented, & Black is good resource book for parents of gifted and talented students… The author also does a good job of preparing parents to be advocates for their children’s education.” – Reviewer on GoodReads

This is really a terrific book… It’s well researched, thorough, covers a wide range of topics, and offers practical suggestions as well as advice on many aspects of giftedness. Joy Davis has obviously done her homework and knows her subject intimately.”Anancy Magazine via Corin Goodwin, founder of Gifted Homeschoolers Forum



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