Community Read: Reading with Patrick
Join Muscatine Community College students, members of the League of Women Voters and others, in a community read this
fall. “Reading with Patrick, a Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship”
is a memoir of race, inequality, and the power of literature told through the life-changing
friendship between Kuo and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi
Delta. Books will be available at the Musser Public Library and Muscatine Community
On November 2 at 7 p.m., MCC will host the author for a book signing and discussion in the Student Center. Join an online discussion of the book, beginning on October 15, facilitated by MCC’s English instructor, Lisa Powell. This book is ideal for book clubs, teachers and students, those interested in social justice and the power of literacy and education.
Michelle Kuo taught English at an alternative school in the Arkansas Delta. After teaching, she attended Harvard Law School and worked as a lawyer for undocumented immigrants in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California, with a focus on tenants’ and workers’ rights. She teaches courses on race, law, and society at the American University of Paris and has taught at the Prison University Project at San Quentin Prison.
This event is being organized in Collaboration with the Alexander Clark Lecture Series. League of Women Voters, and the Muscatine Arts Council.
For more information about this event, please contact Muscatine Community College at 563-288-6005.
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