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    • Reading with Patrick

    • A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship
    • By: Michelle Kuo
    • Narrated by: Michelle Kuo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Recently graduated from Harvard University, Michelle Kuo arrived in the rural town of Helena, Arkansas, as a Teach for America volunteer, bursting with optimism and drive. But she soon encountered the jarring realities of life in one of the poorest counties in America, 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 student, Patrick Browning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book with an upsetting reminder we have much to do

    • By Lorraine Salmon on 11-14-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Reading with Patrick

    • A Teacher, a Student and the Life-Changing Power of Books
    • By: Michelle Kuo
    • Narrated by: Michelle Kuo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A memoir of race, inequality and the power of literature told through the life-changing friendship between an idealistic young teacher and her gifted student who was jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta. 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 town....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A rare treasure

    • By Sharon on 07-26-17

    Regular price: $20.65