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The Resource Reading with Patrick : a teacher, a student, and a life-changing friendship, Michelle Kuo

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

Label
Reading with Patrick : a teacher, a student, and a life-changing friendship
Title
Reading with Patrick
Title remainder
a teacher, a student, and a life-changing friendship
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Kuo
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuo, Michelle
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners
  • Alternative schools
  • Prisoners
  • Race discrimination
  • United States
Label
Reading with Patrick : a teacher, a student, and a life-changing friendship, Michelle Kuo
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 296 pages
Isbn
9780812997316
Lccn
2016036759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952546922
  • (OCoLC)ocn952546922
  • 895167
Label
Reading with Patrick : a teacher, a student, and a life-changing friendship, Michelle Kuo
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 296 pages
Isbn
9780812997316
Lccn
2016036759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952546922
  • (OCoLC)ocn952546922
  • 895167

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