A gifted and talented student is a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who:
- exhibits high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
- possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
- excels in a specific academic field (Texas Education Code § 29.121).
Ms. Hyman shared that her inspiration is her adopted daughter and the idea for the book came from her own desire to give her daughter and other minority children a character they can relate to. Ms. Hyman challenged the students to look for heroes in their everyday life. You can join Macki Brown and her search for heroes at her very own webpage!