Between the World and Me (Paperback)

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The book is a long letter to the author's 15-year-old son, talking about what it means to have a black body in America.  It's not an easy read, but it is important to read and think about.  It took me a few days to read because you really have to pay attention to every word and think about what you're reading.  Coates tells you about some of his memories and experiences, and about how those have been shaped by the world he lives in.  If you're interested in people, equality and bettering the world, start by reading this.

— Melodie

September 2015 Indie Next List


“Coates writes about fear and its corrosive effects on our culture from a very personal perspective. He persuades us that we need a new way of understanding American history, a new story, and new names for ourselves and others in order for humanity to survive and thrive. Between the World and Me is urgently needed and should be required reading for everyone in America: high school and college students, church group members, business people, and especially all law enforcement and justice department personnel. This is a book I wish did not need to be written, but I am grateful to Coates for having the courage to share his views.”
— Liza Bernard (M), Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, VT

Product Details
ISBN: 9781925240702
ISBN-10: 1925240703
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Publication Date: July 16th, 2015
Pages: 166
Language: English