The Chalk Circle at turns can amuse, bemuse, and challenge readers to redefine the spaces they occupy in society. --The Los Angeles Review
[The essayists'] amalgamated vision is educational and resonant. --World Literature Today, July/August 2013
The book carries a variety of stark, honest, and well-rendered first person narratives.--ForeWord Reviews, June 2012
This collection of essays . . . can lead to a greater understanding of and appreciation for our global community. --Dr. Zaline M. Roy-Campbell, Coordinator of the Program in Teaching English Language Learners, Syracuse University
The range of cultural diversity and personal complexity packed into this slim, beautiful volume is staggering and far outstrips any other collection out there.--Faith Adiele, editor of Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology
I'll be honest: anthologies are not what I head for when I enter a bookshop. My gripe is that the tales are too short, and that just as you are getting into the swing of a story, it ends. This collection of real-life snapshots, on the other hand, is different.--Kate Allison, The Displaced Nation, May 2012
From the Author
Includes extensive, in-depth discussion questions for book clubs and instructors; fun, challenging "NET assignments" for high school and college students; and an introduction by acclaimed writer David Mura.