Between the World and Me (Paperback)

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A series of essays directed to the author's teenage son, about the danger to life and liberty inherent in being a black man in this country. Coates clarifies the struggle with historical and contemporary evidence as well as his own experience. Really necessary reading that should make every American's social justice reading list.

— Patty

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

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