Lorie Slutsky's Reading List

by Lorie Slutsky

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Lorie Slutsky is President of The New York Community Trust, where she has served as a leader in philanthropy for more than 40 years.

My Reading List


1. The Leavers by Lisa Ko 

"The author of The Leavers, Lisa Ko, was recognized as an outstanding emerging writer by The New York Community Trust’s Van Lier program at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop; her novel is a moving reminder of the lasting effects of separating parents from their children through deportation."

2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a quintessential New York City coming-of-age-story that brings the impoverished Williamsburg of the early twentieth century to life with vivid detail."

3. Wonder by R.J. Palacio

"Wonder is a contemporary New York story that captures strength and joy in the life of someone who is often ignored or ridiculed for looking different."

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