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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Published by Redleaf Press 10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117 © 2016 by Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted on a specific page, no portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, elec- tronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or capturing on any in- formation storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper, or electronically transmitted on radio, television, or the Internet. First edition 2016 Cover design by Erin Kirk New Cover and interior photographs by Jarkoris R. Scroggins Interior design by Wendy Holdman Typeset in Dante Std. and Myriad Pro. Printed in the United States of America Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Sullivan, Debra Ren-Etta, author. Title: Cultivating the genius of black children : strategies to close the achievement gap in the early years / Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan. Description: First edition. | St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2016. | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2015036080 | ISBN 9781605544052 (paperback : alk. paper) ISBN 9781605544069 (ebook) Subjects: LCSH: African Americans—Education (Early childhood) | African American children—Education. | Early childhood education—Social aspects— United States. | Academic achievement—Social aspects—United States. | BISAC: EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten. | EDUCATION / Multicultural Education. | EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects. | EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General. Classification: LCC LC2765 .S85 2016 | DDC 371.829/96073--dc23 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL