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SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
CONTACT: Judy Fort Brenneman, 970/416-6353,


High IQ Kids Wins Legacy Book Award

      FORT COLLINS, COLORADO. High IQ Kids: Collected Insights, Information, and Personal Stories from the Experts, edited by Kiesa Kay, Deborah Robson, and Judy Fort Brenneman, has won the 2008 Legacy Book™ Award in the Parent/Family category. Robson and Brenneman are both from Fort Collins, Colorado; Kay, a previous Colorado resident, now lives in North Carolina.

      The Legacy Book Award is the only American book award focused on meeting the unique and too-often overlooked needs of gifted children. It is awarded annually to one book in each of three categories (Educator, Parent/Family, and Scholar) by the nonprofit Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT).

      High IQ Kids is a blend of personal stories and practical strategies, scholarly articles, and entertaining essays from a community of voices-parents, educators, authors, researchers, and other experts-addressing the joys and challenges of raising, teaching, and understanding exceptionally gifted kids of all ages. Profoundly gifted kids often get the least help in school. Most people assume they're "smart enough" to succeed on their own. Teachers (and parents) often feel out of their depth when working with these unique children. The book is recommended for any adult who wants, or may be desperate, to know more about high-IQ kids: how to support them, advocate for them, and meet their social, emotional, and learning needs.

      High IQ Kids: Collected Insights, Information, and Personal Stories from the Experts is available through local and online booksellers (Free Spirit Publishing, ISBN 978-1-57542-261-9)

      About the editors: Kiesa Kay edited the anthology Uniquely Gifted and served as the program coordinator of Universal High School, a public school program for highly capable autonomous learners. Deborah Robson is a writer, editor, artist, and book designer, as well as the owner of Nomad Press, a small publishing company based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Judy Fort Brenneman, owner of Greenfire Creative (also in Fort Collins), is an award-winning writer, editor, and speaker who has developed and presented workshops on writing and creativity. All three editors have successfully raised high-IQ kids.

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Submitted by: Judy Fort Brenneman, Greenfire Creative, LLC, 2160 Ryeland Ln., Fort Collins, CO 80526, 970/416-6353,,

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