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Between the world and me
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Published:
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2015].
Format:
eBook
Physical Desc:
1 online resource (152 pages) : illustrations
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 7.6 - AR Pts: 7
Lexile measure:
1090L
Rating:
7.6.
Status:
MackinVIA
Description
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER * NAMED ONE OF TIME 'S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE * PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST * NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST Hailed by Toni Morrison as "required reading," a bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by "the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race" ( Rolling Stone ) NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN * NAMED ONE OF PASTE 'S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE * 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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780679645986, 0679645985
Reading Level:
UG
Level 7.6, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
1090
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Coates, T. (2015). Between the world and me. New York: Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. 2015. Between the World and Me. New York: Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Coates, Ta-Nehisi, Between the World and Me. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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