Award-winning editor Tara L. Masih put out a call in 2007 for Intercultural Essays dealing with the subjects of “culture, race, and a sense of place.” The prizewinners are gathered for the first time in a ground-breaking anthology that explores many facets of culture not previously found under one cover. The powerful, honest, thoughtful voices—Native American, African American, Asian, European, Jewish, White—speak daringly on topics not often discussed in the open, on subjects such as racism, anti-Semitism, war, self-identity, gender, societal expectations. Their words will entertain, illuminate, take you to distant lands, and spark important discussions about our humanity, our culture, and our place within society and the natural world.
Includes extensive, in-depth discussion questions for book clubs and instructors, along with fun, challenging “NET assignments” for high school and college students.
With an introduction by acclaimed writer David Mura
"This collection of essays provides a lens into intercultural experiences that will offer important insights for teachers as well as students … and can lead to a greater understanding of and appreciation for our global community." —Dr. Zaline M. Roy-Campbell