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Between the World and Me: Notes on the First 150 Years in America
Between the World and Me Notes on the First 150 Years in America
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” — In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for underst...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780812993547
ISBN-10: 0812993543
Publication Date: 10/13/2015
Pages: 176
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Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 18
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njmom3 avatar reviewed Between the World and Me: Notes on the First 150 Years in America on + 1355 more book reviews
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In Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes a letter to his teenage son on"What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it?" This book will assuredly garner strong opinions - both from those who agree and disagree with its ideas. Either way, it will leave you thinking. Therein lies its power. I read it in one day and am now rereading already.

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Reviewed based on a copy received through a publishers giveaway. Thank you Shelf Awareness.

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debbiemd avatar reviewed Between the World and Me: Notes on the First 150 Years in America on
This was on Kate's AP Lang summer reading list. It is written by a black man to his black son and talks about growing up black in America. It is not easy reading. Growing up in the poor neighborhoods of Baltimore as a black boy, having to learn to navigate the streets, and your primary concern being protection of your body to stay safe, stay alive. Going to Howard University and expanding your horizons, seeing people with black skin in many different ways. Moving to New York and expanding your horizons yet again. But at the base of it all is cops still killing black men and racism in America.

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