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Reading With Patrick: A Teacher, a Student and the Life-Changing Power of Books

Reading With Patrick: A Teacher, a Student and the Life-Changing Power of Books (Hardback)

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As a young English teacher keen to make a difference in the world, Michelle Kuo took a job at a tough school in the Mississippi Delta, sharing books and poetry with a young African-American teenager named Patrick and his classmates. For the first time, these kids began to engage with ideas and dreams beyond their small town, and to gain an insight into themselves that they had never had before.



Two years later, Michelle left to go to law school; but Patrick began to lose his way, ending up jailed for murder. And that's when Michelle decided that her work was not done, and began to visit Patrick once a week, and soon every day, to read with him again.



Reading with Patrick is an inspirational story of friendship, a coming-of-age story for both a young teacher and a student, an expansive, deeply resonant meditation on education, race and justice, and a love letter to literature and its power to transcend social barriers.

BiographyMemoirsEducationLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsLiteracy Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 13/07/2017 ISBN-13: 9781447286073  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Michelle Kuo taught English at an alternative school in the Arkansas Delta for two years. After teaching, she attended Harvard Law School as a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, and worked at a nonprofit for undocumented immigrants in Oakland, California, on a Skadden Fellowship, with a focus on tenants' and workers' rights. Currently she teaches courses on race, law, and society at the American University of Paris. Her first novel, Reading with Patrick, is her personal story of teaching a student who lost his way.

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