Between the world and me

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Hailed by Toni Morrison as "required reading," a bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States" ( The New York Observer )

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER - NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER - PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST - NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST - NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review - O: The Oprah Magazine - The Washington Post - People - Entertainment Weekly - Vogue - Los Angeles Times - San Francisco Chronicle - Chicago Tribune - New York - Newsday - Library Journal - Publishers Weekly 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 understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race," a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men--bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?

Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates's attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son--and readers--the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children's lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

Praise for Between the World and Me

"Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America." -- The Boston Globe

"Brilliant . . . Coates] is firing on all cylinders." -- The Washington Post

"Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time." -- Vogue

"A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening." -- The New Yorker

"Titanic and timely . . . essential reading." -- Entertainment Weekly

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9781410485847
9780451482211
9780147520517
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African Americans -- Social conditions
African Americans -- United States -- Public opinion
African Americans -- United States -- Social conditions
African-Americans -- United States -- Public opinion
African-Americans -- United States -- Social conditions
Audiobooks
Electronic books
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Race discrimination -- United States
Racism -- United States
United States -- Race relations
Whites -- United States -- Attitudes
title_display Between the world and me
title_full Between the World and Me
Between the world and me / Ta-Nehisi Coates
Between the world and me [sound recording] / Ta-nehisi Coates
Between the world and me [text (large print)] / Ta-Nehisi Coates
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African Americans
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Race discrimination
Race relations
Racism
Social conditions
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