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“It ain’t safe here, Ms. Kuo.”

“Teach for America assigned me to an alternative school incongruously named ‘Stars,’ which the local administration used as a dumping ground for the so-called bad kids,” Michelle Kuo writes in the introduction to her memoir, Reading with Patrick. “These

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Down on the Delta

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It’s a place where rows of cotton shimmer in the noonday heat. Fields of rice grow greener than that of any Emerald City. Red-winged blackbirds flit off of fence posts to cling to tall weeds. Old barns are so rustic …

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