Michelle Kuo will read from and talk about Reading with Patrick: A Student, a Teacher, and a Life-Changing Friendship, which is the 2018 One Community One Book title, selected by The UI Center for Human Rights. "Anyone interested in questions of pedagogy, racism, and incarceration in America, not to mention literary criticism, will be enthralled by this book . . . It is hard to read this challenging book . . . and not think, You must change your life."—James Wood
Michelle Kuo is a graduate of Harvard Law School has worked as a Teach for America volunteer, worked legal aid at a nonprofit for Spanish-speaking immigrants, has volunteered as a teacher at the Prison University Project and clerked for a federal appeals court judge in the Ninth Circuit. Currently she teaches courses on race, law, and society at the American University in Paris. She won the 2016 Board of Trustees Award for Distinguished Teaching.