ERIC Number: ED367089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Gifted Child in Contemporary Fiction: An Annotated Bibliography.
This annotated bibliography lists contemporary, realistic fiction with gifted school-age protagonists. The 82 novels, published between 1946 and 1992, are arranged alphabetically by author. Each listing includes the publisher, specific talent areas, and a suggested grade-level target audience, from early elementary to senior high. The bibliography was compiled as part of a dissertation which compared fictional portrayals of gifted children with research literature, with the aim of finding titles that were authentic enough to provide gifted readers with "fictional peers" and "fictional mentors" which could be used in a bibliotherapeutic way. Dominant themes portrayed in the novels include: multipotentiality, a mentor relationship, a desire for autonomy, physical isolation, psychological alienation, intensity and exclusivity of focus, coercive egalitarianism, heightened sensitivity and awareness, perfectionism, and familial and/or peer rivalry. (JDD)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliotherapy, Elementary Secondary Education, Fiction, Gifted, Mentors, Novels, Peer Relationship, Realism, Talent
Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented, 5701 Normandale Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55424 ($10).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Cary.
Identifiers: Realistic Fiction