September 14, 2020


The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) announced the winners of the 2020 NAGC Book of the Year Award, recognizing excellence in books published in gifted and talented education.

“Our mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of all gifted children, and these publications provide invaluable information and insight for teachers, parents, and others,” said Sally Krisel, NAGC Board past President. “Access to trustworthy, research-based resources is paramount and ensures effective strategies are implemented at home, in schools, and across communities.”

Book of the Year Seal ImageThe 2020 NAGC Book of the Year Award winners are:

American Psychological Assocation
The Psychology of High Performance: Developing Human Potential Into Domain-Specific Talent, Edited by Rena F. Subotnik, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, and Frank C. Worrell

Free Spirit Publising
The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model, Dina Brulles, Ph.D. and Susan Winebrenner

The NAGC Publications Committee oversees the annual Book of the Year Awards, and every book that is submitted is reviewed by several members who bring expertise to a specific area: This year, books is in the Scholar and practitioner category were selected.


The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is a membership organization whose mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. 

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