" This book is an amazing story by two teachersone Black and one Whitewho directly confront the boundary of race. They take readers on their joint journey through distrust, anger, and fear as they grapple with race in classroom teaching. Together, they build a bridge of trust, communication, and understanding, and in the process they teach the rest of us how to do this. "
Christine Sleeter, California State University, Monterey Bay
"Analyzing the complexities of race as it gets played out between teachers working together in an urban classroom is the center piece of this excellent publication. Jennifer and Karen's forthrightness and the clarity of the discussion draw the reader in, and push her to ask, 'How would I do and what would I learn if I were Karen or Jennifer?'"
Carl Grant, University of Wisconsin, Madison