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OD Book of The Month JUN | 2023

Title: Between the World and Me

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Genre: Autobiography

Published: 7/14/2015

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Why It's a Must Read

Ta-Nehisi Coates's ‘Between the World and Me’ is a moving and powerful exploration of race, identity, and the African American experience in the US. The book, written in the form of a letter to Coates' adolescent son, delves into the author's own experiences growing up in Baltimore and dealing with the realities of racism and violence in America.

Coates' vivid and evocative writing style, which transports the reader into his world and makes it feel personal and intimate, is one of the book's most remarkable aspects. His descriptions of growing up in Baltimore and attending Howard University are particularly jarring, as he employs vivid imagery and personal anecdotes to convey the challenges and triumphs of being a black man in America.

Another noteworthy aspect of the book is Coates' willingness to confront difficult and divisive issues head on. He is not afraid to discuss difficult topics such as police brutality, mass incarceration, and the ongoing legacy of slavery, and he writes with a deep sense of outrage and urgency. As a result, Coates forces the reader to confront some of the darkest parts of American history as well as the ongoing struggles of people of color in the United States, making the book a difficult but ultimately rewarding read.

In the end, ‘Between the World and Me’ is a telling examination of race, identity, and the African American experience in America. It's a must-read for anyone interested in the trials and tribulations of being a black man in America, and it'll leave you with a greater appreciation for the resilience and strength of the human spirit.

About The Author

Ta-Nehisi Coates is an American writer and journalist who is best known for his work on issues of race, identity, and politics. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended Howard University, where he studied African American studies and journalism.

Coates is the author of several books, including "The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood," and "We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy." His writing often focuses on the African American experience in the United States and the ongoing struggle for civil rights and racial justice.

In addition to his work as a writer, Coates is also known for his journalism, which has appeared in a number of publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the National Book Award for "Between the World and Me" and a MacArthur "Genius" grant.

Coates is also known for his activism and advocacy on issues of race and social justice. He is a vocal critic of racism and injustice and has used his platform to speak out against these issues and to advocate for change.

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