"No Easy Walk is enormously moving. Carol and her neighbors come vividly to life. Their faces and words were in my mind for days after I put down the manuscript. The author nicely avoids the customary condescension of too many visitors in poor communities and infuses Newark's Central Ward with all the mixture of sorrow and courage that its residents display and obviously deserve. Carol emerges as a woman of tremendous strength and dignity."
- Jonathan KozolStummer, Helen M. No Easy walk: Newark, 1980-1993. Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1994.