Three Prufrock Press Titles Win Legacy Book Awards
PUBLISHED: Monday, September 23, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas—Three of Prufrock Press’s titles have received prestigious 2019 Legacy Book Awards. Teaching Tenacity, Resilience, and a Drive for Excellence won in the Curriculum category; Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out won in the Parent category; Talent Development as a Framework for Gifted Education won in the Scholar category.

The Legacy award recognizes outstanding books published in the United States that have long-term potential for positively influencing the lives of gifted children. The Legacy Book Awards are given each year by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, the largest state advocacy group of its kind.

Teaching Tenacity, Resilience, and a Drive for Excellence, by Emily Mofield, Ed.D., and Megan Parker Peters, Ph.D., equips teachers to deliberately cultivate psychosocial skills, including self-awareness, problem solving to deal with setbacks, assertive interpersonal skills, and intellectual risk-taking. Lessons include engaging activities and curriculum connections, covering topics related to perfectionism, mindset, grit, stress, procrastination, social-emotional intelligence, and more.

Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out, by James R. Delisle, Ph.D., provides an engaging and encouraging look at raising gifted children today. The book focuses on the social and emotional aspects of giftedness, highlighting new information on the issues of perfectionism, self-advocacy, underachievement, mindfulness, and the impact of technology on gifted kids' relationships.

Talent Development as a Framework for Gifted Education, edited by Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Ph.D., Rena F. Subotnik, Ph.D., and Frank C. Worrell, Ph.D., briefly reviews the research behind the talent development framework, then introduces practical implications for identification and program design within domains of talent. The authors draw on examples from academic domains, as well as performance fields such as sports and music, to help educators and parents develop gifted students' talents.

For more information about the Legacy Book Awards, visit the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented website.

For more information about Prufrock Press or to view sample pages and chapters from all of its award-winning books, please visit Prufrock Press’s website.

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