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These books & articles for parents and teachers were recommended by members of the CALA community. Please email us if you have titles to add to this page — cambridgeCALA@gmail.com

Clustered for Success
Cover story in the journal Educational Leadership. Issue title: For Each to Excel
February 2012, Volume 69, No 5
by Dina Brulles and Susan Winebrenner, © 2012

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope with Explosive Feelings
by Christine Fonseca, © 2010

Bright, Talented, & Black: A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners
by Joy Lawson Davis, © 2010

The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model: How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All
by Susan Winebrenner and Dina Brulles, © 2008

Best Practices in Gifted Education: An Evidence-Based Guide
by Ann Robinson, Bruce M. Shore, and Donna L. Enersen, © 2007

A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children
by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, Edward R. Amend, and Arlene R. DeVries, © 2007

Mindsets: the New Psychology of Success
by Carol Dweck, © 2007
About the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset, and the difference between praising for effort vs. praising for intelligence.

Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessing & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom
by Rick Wormeli, © 2006

Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, Ocd, Asperger’s, Depression, and Other Disorders
by James T. Webb, Edward R. Amend, Nadia E. Webb and Jean Goerss,  © 2005

A Framework for Understanding Poverty
by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., © 2005

A Guidebook for Twice Exceptional Students: Supporting the Achievement of Gifted Students with Special Needs
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD © 2003

Re-Forming Gifted Education: How Parents and Teachers Can Match the Program to the Child
by Karen B. Rogers, © 2002

And Still We Rise: The Trials and Triumphs of Twelve Gifted Inner-City Students
by Miles Corwin, © 2001

Some of My Best Friends are Book: Guiding Gifted Readers
by Judith Wynn Halstead, © 2002

Nobody Nowhere: The Remarkable Autobiography of an Autistic Girl
by Donna Williams, © 1998
A harrowing and inspiring autobiography of a twice-exceptional girl surviving abuse and creating  a life for herself.

The Teenage Liberation Handbook
by Grace Llewellyn, © 1998
A resource for teens who are advanced learners and are autodidacts.