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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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Michelle Kuo arrived in the rural town of Helena, Arkansas, as a Teach for America volunteer in 2004, bursting with optimism and drive. But she soon encountered the jarring realities of life in one of the poorest counties in America. In this unforgettable memoir, Michelle shares the story of her complicated but rewarding mentorship of one student, Patrick Browning, and his remarkable literary and political awakening. Fifteen and in the eighth grade, Patrick begins to thrive under Michelle's exacting attention. However, after two years of teaching, Michelle leaves Arkansas to attend law school. When, on graduating, she learns that Patrick has been jailed for murder, Michelle returns to Helena and resumes Patrick's education as he sits in jail awaiting trial. For the next seven months they pore over classic novels, poems, and history, and Patrick is galvanized by the works of Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin, Marilynne Robinson, W. S. Merwin, and many others. Reading with Patrick is an inspirational story of friendship, a coming-of-age story for both a young teacher and student, a resonant meditation on race and justice, and a love letter to literature and its power to bind us together.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hermiston Public Library 371.826 KUO (Text) 37838000422121 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/26/2017 Available -
Hood River County Library 371.82 KUO 2017 (Text) 33892100470682 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 08/01/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812997316
  • ISBN: 081299731X
  • Physical Description: xxi, 296 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2017]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. A raisin in the sun ; The free write ; The fire next time -- Part II. The death of Ivan Ilyich -- Part III. Crime and punishment ; The lion, the witch and the wardrobe ; He wishes for the cloths of heaven ; Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass ; I have read everything on this paper (the guilty plea) ; To Paula in late spring -- Part IV. Easter morning
Summary, etc.:
Michelle Kuo arrived in the rural town of Helena, Arkansas, as a Teach for America volunteer in 2004, bursting with optimism and drive. But she soon encountered the jarring realities of life in one of the poorest counties in America. In this unforgettable memoir, Michelle shares the story of her complicated but rewarding mentorship of one student, Patrick Browning, and his remarkable literary and political awakening. Fifteen and in the eighth grade, Patrick begins to thrive under Michelle's exacting attention. However, after two years of teaching, Michelle leaves Arkansas to attend law school. When, on graduating, she learns that Patrick has been jailed for murder, Michelle returns to Helena and resumes Patrick's education as he sits in jail awaiting trial. For the next seven months they pore over classic novels, poems, and history, and Patrick is galvanized by the works of Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin, Marilynne Robinson, W. S. Merwin, and many others. Reading with Patrick is an inspirational story of friendship, a coming-of-age story for both a young teacher and student, a resonant meditation on race and justice, and a love letter to literature and its power to bind us together.
Subject: Prisoners > Education > United States
Alternative schools > United States.
Prisoners > Books and reading > United States
Race discrimination > United States.
United States > Race relations
Alternative schools
Prisoners > Books and reading
Prisoners > Education.
Race discrimination.
Race relations.
United States
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
EDUCATION / Secondary.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies.
Race discrimination > United States.
Prisoners > Education > United States
Prisoners > Books and reading > United States
United States > Race relations

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