Michelle Kuo’s book Reading with Patrick (Random House, 2017) was a runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was short-listed for the Goddard Riverside Social Justice Prize. The book was released in Taiwan, with a recommendation of the Ministry of Culture. Michelle’s work has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, Lit Hub, Public Books, and the New York Times. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she currently teaches at the American University in Paris. You can find her @kuokuomich on Twitter and at www.michellekuo.net.
I'm thrilled to share an excerpt from Michelle Kuo's groundbreaking memoir, Reading with Patrick. One of my favorite reads of 2017, Michelle so expertly and honestly interweaves American race relations, her relationship with a former student as he awaits trial for murder, and her love of literature and the connections it fosters.