Ann Hulbert - Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies

Upcoming Event
Thursday, January 11, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In this compelling and compassionate study of child prodigies, Hulbert profiles fifteen remarkable lives, illuminating the phenomenon of exceptional giftedness and vividly conveying what it’s like to live as an anomaly. Hulbert’s subjects include Shirley Temple, Bobby Fischer, the contemporary pianist Marc Yu, and Norbert Weiner, the cybernetics founder who graduated from Harvard at age fifteen. Most of these children, due to their advanced skills, were treated like adults, and many were frustrated by being micromanaged. Later, some faced the heartbreak of being unable to equal their early accomplishments. Hulbert, literary editor of The Atlantic and author of Raising America, puts these over-achievers into the larger context of evolving notions of parenting and education, looking at Terman’s pre-war study of high-IQ children, the autism spectrum, and the expectations of today’s parents. This event is part of the P&P Parenting Series.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101947296
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 9th, 2018

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