Hothouse Kids by Alissa Quart
The Dilemma of the Gifted Child

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About Alissa Quart

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Alissa Quart is the author of the critically acclaimed "Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers," She has written for the "New York Times,", and other publications.
Published July 31, 2007 by Penguin Books. 272 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Her look at the testing business includes a capsule history of ability testing and raises questions about the purposes of testing and the identification of children with special talents.

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Probing interviews (the kids are brilliant, robotic, frenetic, forlorn and every shade in between) are matched with educational and psychological data, with beautiful cultural riffs (particularly linking mathletes and Wall Street) and deep engagement: a former gifted kid herself, Quart interviews...

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