Legacy Book Awards

The TAGT Legacy Book® Awards honor outstanding books published in the United States that have long-term potential for positively influencing the lives of gifted individuals and contribute to the understanding, well-being, education and success of gifted and talented students.

 
2017 Legacy Book Award Submissions and Recipients 

Curricular Materials: Provides educators with supporting materials to use in the classroom. Resources include workbooks, lesson plans, manuals and classroom activities.
 
 2017 Curricular Materials Award Recipient
Mind Your Time
Author:  William and Mary Center for Gifted Education 
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
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  • “Project M^3 - Shopping at the Bazaar: Connecting Number and Algebra with the Meerkats”; Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
  • “10 Performance-Based Projects for the Science Classroom”; Prufrock Press Inc.
  • “Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program: Nonfiction, Grade 3”; Prufrock Press Inc.
  • “Fit To Print”; Royal Fireworks Publishing Co
  • “thinkLaw Volume 1, ELA Edition”; CS Educational Services, LLC

Educator: Enhances an educator’s awareness and ability to work with G/T students by application of sound theory, practical strategies and/or proven methodology.

2017 Educator Award Recipient
Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century (Revised & Updated Edition)
Author: Richard M. Cash, Ed.D
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
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  • “Engaging and Challenging Gifted Students: Tips for Supporting Extraordinary Minds in Your Classroom”; ASCD
  • “How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, 3rd Edition” ASCD
  • “Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults and Youth”; GHF Press
  • “Genius Hour: Passion Projects That Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry”; Prufrock Press Inc.
  • “Visual-Spatial Learners: Understanding the Learning Style Preference of Bright But Disengaged Students” (2nd ed.); Prufrock Press Inc.

Parent: Increases the understanding of the unique needs of G/T children and help ensure they are met, both at home and in the classroom.

2017 Parent Award Recipient
Parenting Gifted Children 101: An Introduction to Gifted Kids and Their Needs
Author: Tracy Ford Inman, Ed.D., and Jana Kirchner, Ph.D.
Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
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  • “Gifted, Bullied, Resilient: A Brief Guide for Smart Families”; GHF Press
  • “Not Now Maybe Later: Helping Children Overcome Procrastination”; Great Potential Press
  • “Stressed Out!: Solutions to Help Your Child Manage and Overcome Stress”; Prufrock Press Inc.
  • “Embracing the Whole Gifted Self”; Royal Fireworks Publishing Co

Scholar: Guides graduate students or advanced educators to understand and expand upon the latest research on giftedness and G/T education.

2017 Scholar Award Recipient
Excellence Gaps in Education: Expanding Opportunities for Talented Students
Authors: Jonathan A. Plucker, Ph.D. and Scott J. Peters, Ph.D.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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  • “Bright Adults: Uniqueness and Belonging Across the Lifespan”; Great Potential Press
  • “Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders” (2nd edition); Great Potential Press
  • “To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strength-Based Strategies for Helping Twice-Exceptional Students With LD, ADHD, ASD, and More” (3rd ed.); Prufrock Press Inc.
  • “Creativity and Innovation: Theory, Research, and Practice”; Prufrock Press Inc.


2016 Legacy Book Award Submissions and Recipients

2016 Curricular Materials Award Recipient: 
The Pursuit of Justice
Author: Mary Ann Yedinak
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
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  • "The American Dream"; Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
  • "I, Me, You, We"; Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
  • "It's Electrifying! An Exploration in Water-Based Alternative Energy"; Publisher: Royal Fireworks Publishing
  • "Making Curriculum Pop"; Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
  • "Question Mark"; Publisher: Royal Fireworks Publishing
  • "Research and Rhetoric: Language Arts Units for Gifted Students in Grade 5"; Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
  • "Teaching Leadership & 21st Century Skills"; Publisher: Pieces of Learning


2016 Educator Award Recipient:
"Ready-Use-Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom"
Author: Mary Cay Ricci
Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
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  • "Design DI: CAP Activities for Process Differentiation"; Publisher: Pieces of Learning
  • "Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners: A Case Studies Approach"; Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
  • "Teaching Gifted Children in Today's Preschool and Primary Classrooms"; Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing


2016 Parent Award Recipient:
"
Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students (2nd ed.)"
Author: Christine Fonseca
Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
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  • "Mindsets for Parents: Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids"; Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
  • "Out of Sync"; Publisher: Royal Fireworks Publishing
  • "Penelope Perfect"; Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing



2016 Scholar Award Recipient: 
"Modern Curriculum for Gifted and Advanced Academic Students" edited by Todd Kettler, Ph.D.
Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
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  • "Introduction to Curriculum Design in Gifted Education"; Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
  • "Kingore Observation Inventory (KOI), 3rd ed."; Publisher: PA Publishing
  • "The O Factor"; Publisher: Summit Crest
 

Awards Process
  • Submitted book entries are sent out for review to readers across the country. Volunteers diligently read and review entries and return a rubric for each book to TAGT for a tally. The highest ranking book in each category is selected. The timeline,  procedures  and management of the Legacy Book® Awards may be adjusted at any time by TAGT. Note: In order to ensure that finalists reflect the best selection of publications, TAGT may opt not to give awards for a category in which there are insufficient nominees. Nomination fees will be reimbursed to any publisher nominating books in a category not deemed sufficiently competitive.

    Categories

  • Curricular Materials: Provides educators with supporting materials to use in the classroom. Resources include workbooks, lesson plans, manuals and classroom activities.
  • Educator: Enhances an educator’s awareness and ability to work with G/T students by application of sound theory, practical strategies and/or proven methodology.
  • Parent: Increases the understanding of the unique needs of G/T children and help ensure they are met, both at home and in the classroom.
  • Scholar: Guides graduate students or advanced educators to understand and expand upon the latest research on giftedness and G/T education.
  • Rules and Procedures

  • Books are nominated for this award by their publishers. No publisher may nominate more than two books for any one category in a single competition year. A publishing company may submit up to eight books (four categories/two per category). 
  • Publishers need to send seven copies of each nominated book to TAGT. These competition copies will not be returned. Entry fee: $65 per title.
    • Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, Attn: Rose Grandon, 5920 W. William Cannon Drive, Building 7, Suite 102, Austin, TX 78749
  • Books must be available in English in the United States
  • Only new books or revised editions with a copyright date of 2016 or 2017 will be accepted. Revised editions may be submitted five years after the previous nomination.
  • Each book may only be nominated in one category.
  • Nominated books are encouraged to be sold on-site at the TAGT Annual Conference, whether by the publisher or an affiliated retailer. Authors or editors of award winners may be invited to present at the TAGT Annual Conference.
  • Judges are selected from across the United States to review the books on national merit at the discretion of TAGT.
  • TAGT has developed a trademarked logo and sticker seals for the award. Winners are authorized to affix the seal to the book, use the logo in the book cover design, and use the seals and/or logo on promotional material for Legacy Books. All other uses are prohibited unless permission is given in writing from TAGT.
  • Deadline: June 9, 2017
    • Publishers must complete and return the Legacy Book® nomination form and entry fee ($65 per title), with seven copies of each book to TAGT.
  • TAGT will publicly announce the winners in each category no later than October 1, after which publishers and authors may publicize their book’s status as a Legacy Book® and use the logo in their materials.