Chauna Craig’s creative nonfiction essay, “Hidden in Plain Sight,” was recognized as “Notable Nonrequired Reading” in the The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing). The essay originally appeared in Ploughshares.
Part of the annual Best American series, the Best American Nonrequired Reading volume includes a variety of genres from comics to poems to political essays chosen by a panel of high school students under the guidance of a guest editor. This volume’s editor
was Sarah Vowell, author of seven nonfiction books, including Assassination Vacation. In her description of the year’s volume, she notes that the anthology features “advice on how to survive an autocracy, a story about a Japanese mermaid, and an exploration
of carp theft. There is sheet music and comics and the text of a Supreme Court ruling that is not at all boring. In fact, nothing in this book is boring, we promise.”
Department of English