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ERIC Number: EJ881327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Using Picture Book Biographies to Nurture the Talents of Young Gifted African American Students
Floyd, Erinn Fears; Hebert, Thomas P.
Gifted Child Today, v33 n2 p38-46 Spr 2010
This article describes a scenario that highlights an important challenge facing educators in primary grade classrooms. The discussion in this article addresses this challenge by showcasing scholarly literature that examines the importance of infusing culturally relevant material into K-2 classrooms. Following the discussion, methods of using picture book biographies of African Americans to nurture the interests, strengths, and talents of gifted Black students and a list of high-quality picture book biographies are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A