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Reading with Patrick : a teacher, a student, and a life-changing friendship / Michelle Kuo.

Kuo, Michelle, (author.).
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Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 371.1 KUO (Text) 840191002553264 Auburn Plaza - New Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812987140
  • ISBN: 0812987144
  • Physical Description: xxi, 301 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Random House trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2018.

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Includes a reader's guide.
Summary, etc.:
Recently graduated from Harvard University, Michelle Kuo arrives in the rural town of Helena, Arkansas, as an optimistic Teach for America volunteer. But she soon encounters the challenges of teaching at a school in one of America's poorest counties, still disabled by the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. In this stirring memoir, Kuo, the child of Taiwanese immigrants, shares the story of her complicated but rewarding mentorship of one promising student, Patrick Browning, while he's in jail awaiting trial for murder. Michelle tutors Patrick, who is galvanised by the works of writers such as Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin, Walt Whitman, and W. S. Merwin, and undergoes a stunning literary and personal awakening. Reading with Patrick is a story of Michelle and Patrick's friendship and their mutual coming-of-age; a resonant meditation on education, race, and justice in the rural South; and a love letter to literature.
Subject: Kuo, Michelle.
Prisoners > Education > United States.
Prisoners > Books and reading > United States.
Race discrimination > United States.
Alternative schools > United States.
United States > Race relatons.

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