- 2018 INDIES Winner
- Bronze, Essays (Adult Nonfiction)
- 2018 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Autobiography & Memoir (Adult Nonfiction)
When Paul Willis set out to build a couple miles of trail in the wilder parts of his California college campus, he had no idea that it would become a metaphor for a lifetime of teaching and learning. But curiosity, love, and wonder always take circuitous paths toward understanding. This collection of essays switchbacks through moments of learning and moments of pain, pausing briefly at trail junctions of gratitude. Put on your boots, pick up a shovel, and join him in making a way.