Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me  by Ta-Nehisi Coates

I had to read this book for school, and when I got it, I was surprised to find out that it was a hardcover, because that meant it was recent and was not just some old classic that was assigned as homework over winter break. It was exactly the opposite as it will one day become a classic with it’s progressive stance of how people of color are treated in America. The author, Coates, writes the book in the form of a letter to his son. In it he goes over his understanding of why, as Americans, we are constantly “destroying the black body” even when we are not trying too. This book does a great job commenting on what it is to be black and explaining why we see it as a negative thing through prejudice, racism and part of our American heritage (as you learn as you read).

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