Consider the listed books as suggestions for a book study, informed discussion, or personal edification. Additional articles are included to help engage your mind and support thought that is centered around equity and anti-racism.

Book Recommendations

Achieving Equity in Gifted Programming: Dismantling Barriers and Tapping Potential

By April Wells

Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation

By Floyd Cobb, John J. Krownapple, and Brenda Campbell Jones

Bright, Talented, & Black: A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners

By Joy Lawson Davis

Culturally Diverse and Underserved Populations of Gifted Students

By Alexinia Y. Baldwin and Sally M. Reis

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

By Zaretta Hammond

Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student

By Alan M. Blankstein, Pedro Noguera, and Lorena Kelly

How to Be an Antiracist

By Ibram X. Kendi

Increasing Diversity in Gifted Education: Research-Based Strategies for Identification and Program Services (A CEC-TAG Educational Resource)

By Monica Felder, Gloria Taradash, Elise Antoine, Mary Cay Ricci, Marisa Stemple, and Michelle Byamugisha

In Search of the Dream: Designing Schools and Classrooms that Work for High Potential Students from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds

By Carol Ann Tomlinson, Donna Y. Ford, Sally M. Reis, Christine J. Briggs, and Cindy A. Strickland

In the Eyes of the Beholder: Critical Issues for Diversity in Gifted Education

By Diane Boothe, Ph.D., and Julian Stanley Ph.D.

The Many Faces of Giftedness: Lifting the Masks

By Alexinia Y. Baldwin and Wilma Vialle

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

By Layla F. Saad

Multicultural Gifted Education

By Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D.

Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Seven High-Impact Mindsets for Students from Poverty

By Eric Jensen

Reaching New Horizons: Gifted and Talented Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

By Jaime A. Castellano and Eva Díaz

Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education

By Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D.

Reversing Underachievement Among Gifted Black Students

By Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D.

Special Populations in Gifted Education: Understanding Our Most Able Students from Diverse Backgrounds

By Jaime Castellano and Andrea Dawn Frazier

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work

By Tiffany Jewell

Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools

By Pedro A. Noguera and Jean Yonemura Wing

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

By Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson

Young, Gifted and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African-American Students

By Theresa Perry, Claude Steele, and Asa Hilliard III

Equity Articles

Access and Equity Denied: Key Theories for School Psychologists to Consider When Assessing Black and Hispanic Students for Gifted Education


Access to Gifted Education is a Social Justice Issue


Achievement Trap: How America is Failing Millions of High-Achieving Students from Lower-Income Families


Anti-Blackness and the way forward for K-12 schooling


Anti-excellence dog whistles in the education media


Balancing excellence and equity: A twenty-first-century struggle of gifted education


Being Antiracist


Beyond Deficit Thinking: Providing Access for Gifted African American Students


Black Lives Matter. Black Minds Matter, Too: The Case for Prioritizing Equity in Gifted Education as an Urgent Racial Justice Issue.


Black Lives Matter in Gifted Programs


Black Lives Matter in Gifted Programs: Action Steps and Additional Resources


The Case for Gifted Education as an Equity Issue


Championing Equity and Supporting Social Justice for Black Students in Gifted Education: An Expanded Vision for NAGC


Civil Rights Data Collection. Data Snapshot: College and Career Readiness


Covering gifted education through an equity lens


Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Gifted Education: Recruitment and Retention Issues


A Culturally Responsive Equity-Based Bill of Rights for Gifted Students of Color


Developing the Talents and Abilities of Linguistically Gifted Bilingual Students: Guidelines for Developing Curriculum at the High School Level


Democratic Education and Gifted Education: The Conceptual Foundations of Equity and Cultural Engagement


Enhancing Professional Learning Strategies to Increase Students from Diverse Cultural Groups Participation in Gifted Education


Equity and Excellence: Political Forces in the Education of Gifted Students in the United States and Abroad


Equity and Excellence: Providing Access to Gifted Education for Culturally Diverse Students


Equity Does Not Mean Everyone Gets Nothing: There’s a Better Way to Address New York City’s Gifted Gap


Equity in Education: Children Who are Overlooked for Gifted and Talented Education


Expanding the View of Giftedness


Gifted Black Girl – Uninterrupted


Gifted Education as a Vehicle for Enhancing Social Equality


Gifted education in America is finally moving past its legacy of inequality


High-Achieving Students in the Era of NCLB

How to advance equity in gifted education


How to Talk to Your Kids About Anti-Racism: A List of Resources


Identifying Gifted Children from Diverse Populations


Identifying Gifted and Talented English Language Learners


Identifying gifted and talented students with equity proves difficult


Increasing Diversity in Gifted Education Programs in Virginia


Increasing Equity in Gifted Education Programs and Services


In Search of the Dream


Issues in Giftedness: What Won’t Fix Inequity


Is There a Gifted Gap? Gifted Education in High-Poverty Schools


Is your school interested in excellence and equity? New OCR-data is a must-have resource


Local norms improve equity in gifted education


Mind the (Other) Gap: The Growing Excellence Gap in K-12 Education


Multicultural Issues: Recruiting and Retaining Black and Hispanic Students in Gifted Education: Equality Versus Equity Schools


NAGC Denounces Racism and Stands for Social Justice


A National View of Promising Programs and Practices for Culturally, Linguistically, and Ethnically Diverse Gifted and Talented Students


New Research Predicts Steep COVID Learning Losses Will Widen Already Dramatic Achievement Gaps Within Classrooms


Office of Civil Rights State and National Estimations


Overlooked Gems: A National Perspective on Low-Income Promising Learners


Perceptions Mired in Mythology


Perspectives on Equity in Gifted Education


The Quest for Equity in Gifted Education


Reconciling the Field’s Many Motivations


A Strategy for Overcoming Equity Issues in Gifted Programs


Talent on the Sidelines: Excellence Gaps and America’s Persistent Talent Underclass


Toolkit: Systemic Implementation of Equity


The Twice-Exceptional Dilemma


The Value of Culturally Responsive Teaching in Distance Learning


Want to be honest with your kids about racism? These tips can help.


What is Equity in G/T Education?


What is the Excellence Gap?


Why Are There So Few Students of Color in Gifted Education?