Book of the Year

The NAGC Book of the Year was created to recognize excellence in books published in gifted and talented education. 2021 submissions (for books with 2020 copyright date) are now being accepted.

Three categories of books will be evaluated

  • Practitioner Texts written on topics that address a range of educators who work with gifted children
  • Scholarly Texts offering an advanced understanding of contemporary research on gifted persons and gifted education
  • Parent and Caregiver Texts addressing issues affecting those raising and supporting gifted children
A panel of gifted education experts will evaluate the books on the following criteria
  • Utility
  • Relevance
  • Innovation
  • Understanding of content or issue
  • Evidence provided to support the text or ideas

Submission Rules and Criteria

  • Publishers may nominate no more than 2 books per category and each book must be nominated separately
  • Books must have a 2020 copyright date.
  • The entry fee per title is $250
  • Submission deadline is March 22, 2021
  • A book may be nominated for one category only
  • Five copies of each book will be sent to NAGC, Suite 1001, 1331 H St., NW, Washington, DC 20005, ATTN:  Book of the Year
  • Winners will receive a Book of the Year logo/medallion for use