Thursday, November 19, 2015
Book Brief: Between the World and Me
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
narrated by the author
Random House Audio, 2015
3 hours and 35 minutes
WINNER: 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, NONFICTION
One sentence summary:
The author shares his perspective on race and what is means to be a black man in America today in a letter to his teenage son.
Stop whatever you are doing right now and read this book! Better yet, listen.
There is no way I, a white woman from a small village in upstate New York, can ever understand what it means to be a black man in America today. But listening to Coates eloquent, crystal clear, and moving letter to his son, gives me a far more realistic framework for my thoughts. The book is mesmerizing and deeply affecting, especially on audio. It should be required for every citizen of this country.
Want to know more? I'll refer you to Thomas's post - he convinced me to read the book.