Book Club: Young, Gifted, and Black


Please join us for casual refreshment and chat around the book Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement among African-American Students, by Teresa Perry, Claude Steele, and Asa Hillard.  In three separate essays these authors each argue that students’ social identities as African-Americans fundamentally shape their experiences in school and that understanding this can lead to effective and practical methods for promoting high achievement. Educators and community members welcome! Participants should plan to purchase and read the book (or chapters they feel are most relevant to their own work) before the book club meets in August.

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  • Rob G.

    Sorry, some family stuff has come up and I have to cancel (I was going to have to leave early anyway). I loved the book, particularly Claude Steele's chapter.

    August 6, 2013

  • David D.

    I'll be late thought b/c school doesn't end until 5! Looking forward to meeting you all!

    August 1, 2013

  • Meghan G.

    I work until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, but I did just buy the book to read. I hope to join the next Meetup!

    July 23, 2013

  • Emily

    I'm an educator out in the community, but am so interested in keeping all our students engaged inside and outside the school environment. :) Se e you there!

    July 18, 2013

  • Rob G.

    I will have to leave early but I looking forward to the conversation.

    July 10, 2013

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