Kathy Wylde's Reading List

by Kathy Wylde

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Kathy Wylde is President and CEO of Partnership for New York City. As part of the city’s leading business organization, Kathy works to strengthen New York’s education and economy.

My Reading List


1. The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

"This story of the refugee experience, told from the dual perspectives of myth and painful reality, drives home the resilience of the human spirit and the brutality of closing borders to families and, especially, children."

2. The Leavers by Lisa Ko

"Truly a New York story about the intergenerational struggles of our immigrant communities, that offers little clarity about who are the villains and who the heroes, but great appreciation for the sheer will to survive."

3. When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir by Esmeralda Santiago

"Esmeralda Santiago captures the anxiety and celebration of the Puerto Rican diaspora, whose “immigrant” experience is different  — they start out as American citizens — but equally challenging to that of those who come to America from foreign lands."

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