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The Chalk Circle
     

The Chalk Circle

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by Tara L. Masih
 

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In 2007, award-winning editor Tara L. Masih put out a call 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,

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In 2007, award-winning editor Tara L. Masih put out a call 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, 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.

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"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, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Program in Teaching English Language Learners, Syracuse University

"This contemporary collection of essays will be an invaluable resource. I'm especially impressed by the range of themes..." - Mary McLaughlin Slechta, ESL instructor, Nottingham High School

Editorial Reviews

Robert Olen Butler
". . . Chalk Circle is a truly important book."
Suzanne Kamata
"This book provides plenty of food for thought . . . for meaningful classroom discussion, but there is much to engage the casual reader as well--a journey to Japan, the subtext of a song, art that burns, the confusion of being a Third Culture Kid, and much more. . ."
Faith Adiele
"The range of cultural diversity and personal complexity packed into this slim, beautiful volume is staggering and far outstrips any other collection out there."
Dr. Zaline M. Roy-Campbell
"This collection of essays . . . can lead to a greater understanding of and appreciation for our global community."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936214716
Publisher:
Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,227,535
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Tara L. Masih received a BA in English and a minor in sociology from C. W. Post College, and an MA in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College (where she taught Freshman Composition and Grammar). She is editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction (a ForeWord Book of the Year), and her debut story collection, Where the Dog Star Never Glows, was a National Best Books Award finalist. Tara has published fiction, poetry, and essays in numerous anthologies and literary magazines (such as Confrontation, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Natural Bridge, New Millennium Writings, The Pedestal, Night Train, and The Caribbean Writer), and her essays have been read on NPR and anthologized in numerous textbooks.
Awards for her work include first place in The Ledge Magazine’s fiction contest, a finalist fiction grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Pushcart Prize, Best New American Voices, and Best of the Web nominations. She judges the Intercultural Essay prize for the annual Soul-Making Literary Contest.
Tara was the assistant editor for STORIES literary magazine, and a regular contributor to The Indian-American and Masala magazines, where her essays on race and culture were often featured. She now works as a freelance book editor in Andover, Massachusetts. Visit taramasih.com for more information.

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