Book review: ‘Removing the Mask’ explores gifted and talented in poverty

September 4, 2018 Published by

Verna Benham, a former employee of the U.S. Foreign Service, offers a review of the updated book Removing the Mask: How to Identify and Develop Giftedness in Poverty. The review, from a newspaper local to coauthor Ellen Williams, offers a summary of many of the innovative insights from the book.

Benham writes:

Most of us realize that to do well in this complicated world, a good education is essential. Last week, I was given a book by Dr. Ellen Williams, who spent years coordinating gifted and talented programs in Houston before her 12 1/2 years as senior director of GT work in Kerrville Independent School District. The title is Removing the Mask: How to Identify and Develop Giftedness in Students from Poverty. She has updated and added to the work of co-authors Dr. Paul Slocumb and Dr. Ruby Payne.

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