I just had to put this sticker in the front of our house in Teaneck, NJ -- as it totally represents our block. Just about every race and religion is represented on my particular street, and we all seem to get along. While most people tend to prefer to live among "their own kind," some deliberately choose to live on a block like mine.
Educator, writer and curator. Poetry Teacher of the Year, 1988, awarded by Poets House and NYC Board of Education. I co-authored three books back in the 90's -- two of which were cited as best Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. (The Place I Call Home: Voices and Faces of Homeless Teens and Jerusalem Mosaic: Young Voices from the Holy City.) Both books have also been cited by the Library of Congress for their "strong and honest voice of the young adult." I also authored A to Z : The Book of Rap & Hip Hop Slang -- with entries that have since been cited by dozens of dictionaries.