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Reading with Patrick by Michelle Kuo

Reading with Patrick

  • Hardcover $27.00

    Jul 11, 2017 | 320 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Jul 11, 2017 | 320 Pages

  • CD $40.00

    Jul 11, 2017 | 510 Minutes

  • Audiobook Download $20.00

    Jul 11, 2017 | 509 Minutes

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Advance praise for Reading with Patrick

“This book is special and could not be more right on time. It’s an absorbing, tender, and surprisingly honest examination of race and privilege in America that helps articulate what is often lost, seemingly intentionally, in national debates over criminal justice and education: the inner life and imagination of a young person.”—Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore

“Every American should read Michelle Kuo’s remarkable memoir. Honest, generous, humble, and wise, Reading with Patrick will endure as a defining story for our times and, abidingly, a testament to the power of language and of books.”—Claire Messud, author of The Woman Upstairs

“I delighted in this book and read it in a single weekend. Reading with Patrick is a significant work that could swell the ranks of highly motivated and qualified teachers—people who understand they are not just transferring information but transforming lives.”—Bill Moyers 

“Riveting . . . Reading with Patrick is an essential addition to our national conversation about institutional racism. It is also an empathic story of connection: between a dedicated teacher and her student, between history and our current times, and between literature and life. It is hard to imagine a more inspiring testament to the transformative power of reading.”—Elliott Holt, author of You Are One of Them

“In Reading with Patrick, Michelle Kuo takes on the subjects of race, privilege, and the debt that the human community owes to its most disadvantaged members with a bracing intelligence, honesty, and self-scrutiny. This is a gorgeous, urgent, and heartbreaking memoir.”—Darcy Frey, senior lecturer on English, Harvard University, and author of The Last Shot 

Reading with Patrick could not be more timely. Kuo underscores the power of tender attention and shows us that if we go to the margins, we all find rescue.”—Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries and author of Tattoos on the Heart

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