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Between the World and Me
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Hailed by Toni Morrison as required reading, a bold and personal literary exploration of Americas racial history by the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States (The New York Observer) This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nations history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of race, a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and menbodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coatess attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his sonand readersthe story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose childrens lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.Praise for Between the World and MePowerful and passionate . . . profoundly moving . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesBrilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders, and it is something to behold: a mature writer entirely consumed by a momentous subject and working at the extreme of his considerable powers at the very moment national events most conform to his vision.The Washington PostIve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates. The language of Between the World and Me, like Coatess journey, is visceral, eloquent, and beautifully redemptive. And its examination of the hazards and hopes of black male life is as profound as it is revelatory.Toni MorrisonAbrilliant thinker at the top of his powers, Coates has distilled four hundred years of history and his own anguish and wisdom into a prayer for his beloved son and an invocation to the conscience of his country.An instant classic and a gift to us all.Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other SunsI know that this book is addressed to the authorsson, and by obvious analogy to all boys and young men of color as they pass, inexorably, into harms way. I hope that I will be forgiven, then, for feeling that Coates was speaking to me, too, one father to another, teaching me that real courage is the courage to be vulnerable.Michael ChabonA work of rare beauty . . . a love letter written in a moral emergency, one that Coates exposes with the precision of an autopsy and the force of an exorcism.SlateFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Wastedmindsx
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Went to pick up one, left with three. #storyofabookaddict

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Megabooks
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Hey @monalyisha ! I loved #newyearwhodis. @youneverarrived was a great partner! The tagged book we both gave 5⭐️ to. I only read two in January, but I‘m a terrible mood reader and plan to return to her list through the year. It‘s just great to have a curated list from a fellow Litten. Thanks for doing this #giveaway!!

I own On the Earth, Sing Unburied, Bunny, and Sadie.

monalyisha Awesome! Thanks for participating! And thanks, too, for noting the titles you own (regardless of whether or not you‘ve read them) — I didn‘t think to note that circumstance but you totally caught my drift. 🙌🏻 1w
youneverarrived Good luck Meg 🤞🤞 1w
Megabooks @monalyisha Thanks! This is a great giveaway!! 😁🤗💙 I‘ve read 3 of 4, but there‘s no point to duplicate copies! 1w
Megabooks @youneverarrived thanks!! I wish you could enter! 1w
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stuck.in.the.stacks
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Today on the blog we're talking about nonfiction books to celebrate Black History Month. While we at Stuck in the Stacks encourage reading diversely year round we want to do a special recommendation post today.

https://stuckinthestacks.com/2020/02/13/themed-thursday-black-history-month-non-...

Check out our picks and share yours in the comments!

#themedthursdays #weneediversebooks #blackhistorymonth #bookishalgorithm

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I think Ta-Nahisi Coates is one of the most powerful writers I‘ve read. Like literally, his prose communicates powerfully. I really enjoyed this read.

ONH Loved this book!!! My friends and I read it for a book club a few years back and it was an awesome read & led to an excellent discussion 2w
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YaYa_Reads
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“But more than any shame I feel about my own actual violence (chastising the woman), my greatest regret was that in seeking to defend you I was, in fact, endangering you.” 💔

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YaYa_Reads
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Another writing that absolutely should be a required reading in schools. Profoundly insightful is the best phrase I can generate... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2520004608

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Liked the audio.

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“The pursuit of knowing was freedom to me, the right to declare your own curiosities and follow them through all manner of books. I was made for the library, not the classroom.”

THIS is why I read 🧠📚

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This was an absolute must of a read. For a small book, it raised big issues and unpacked so many complex ideas about systemic racism and it‘s effect on Black youths and adults. From the historical to the contemporary, Coates deconstructs the long-reaching effects of slavery and ‘ownership‘ of the Black body - by others and by the individuals themselves - and he does so by allowing us to be privy to an extended ‘letter‘, of sorts, to his son.

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A very powerful read thus far. Heavy.

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cajunsyd
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On the founding of America:
“Mistakes were made. Bodies were broken. People were enslaved. We meant well. We tried our best. ‘Good intention‘ is a hall pass through history, a sleeping pill that ensures the dream.”

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Kayla8
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2020 Reading Challenge:
5. By an Author of Color

Have several good reads lined up for #BlackHistoryMonth
Starting with Between the World and Me!

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Jerdencon
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1. Books and kindle
2. 95% from the library
3. Not really
4. If I do - it‘s from the library
5. Tagged - finished as part of #newyearwhodis
#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

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charl08
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I liked that this discussion of his time in college takes history so seriously. I wish he had been in my class!

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klarusu
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This is a thought-provoking book - I am not the intended audience but that doesn‘t mean there isn‘t so much to be learnt from it.

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#QuotsyJan20

(Day 4 - #Bump)

*The quote is not from the tagged book, but rather from an interview Coates had with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show.”

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Tea and a bit reading between loads of laundry! #Sunday #2020

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Megabooks
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I will be thinking about this book for a long fucking time.

There were a lot of things I didn‘t know about race until I lived on a surprisingly diverse hall freshman year of college. I‘m still learning and trying every day to be an ally or at least to read broadly and to understand others‘ perspectives, but I will never move through the world in a black body.

Thank you for the rec @youneverarrived ! 5⭐️ #audiobook

#newyearwhodis @monalyisha

Reviewsbylola You summed it up perfectly—I feel the same way. 2mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola 👍🏻💕 2mo
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Reggie Oof. The part where the woman pushes his kid and he‘s the one they get mad at and worst of all he gets mad at himself because he forgot who he is in this world and what that meant for him and his son. Made me so angry!!!! Nice review! 2mo
Megabooks @Reggie yes, that made me angry too, and the white man who took up for the woman who pushed his son, shameful. 2mo
BarbaraBB Great review. But you‘re right about no matter how much we read and try, we will always be white and probably biased too in a way (You should read the tagged book and then yesterday‘s #NYRBBookClub discussion on the subject of race). I am just starting Coates‘s fiction read by the way! 2mo
Rissreads I will get this on Audible to listen too in my car. Great review. 2mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB Thanks!! Did you just start the one I‘m going to tag? I‘m thinking about putting it as a BOTM add on. Please tag me in review!! 2mo
Megabooks @Rissreads I think you‘ll really enjoy it! 2mo
BarbaraBB Yes, that one. I am going to tag you. I read it because of the ToB and @emilyhaldi ‘s review. You should look that up too when deciding for your BOTM! 2mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB just read Emily‘s review. It sounds really good. I‘m leaning towards adding it. 2mo
Andrew65 Good review 👏👏👏 2mo
Emilymdxn I adored this book too! You‘re so spot on about how much it teaches you, and how much there is that we as white ppl just can‘t learn without living in a black body, and how hard we need to try anyway. The water dancer is fantastic, i reviewed it a couple months ago I‘ll try to find the post for you. Fantastic book, hard hitting but also magical and dreamy, amazing style. Really recommend it! 2mo
youneverarrived Brilliant review 🙌 it‘s such an impactful book. 2mo
Scochrane26 After this one, I read We Were Eight Years in Power. Longer but also taught me so much. I also loved the Water Dancer. 2mo
Megabooks @Andrew65 Thank you!! 2mo
Megabooks @Emilymdxn I‘m going to add Water Dancer to my January BOTM box. Now that I‘ve seen so many good reviews, and read this book, I‘m going to go for it! 2mo
Megabooks @youneverarrived Thanks!! Next up on you list is There, There! Newyearwhodis is really enlightening so far. 2mo
Megabooks @Scochrane26 Thanks for the recommendations!! 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I thought this was really good too! I also loved his The Water Dancer!! So so darn brilliant!! 2mo
Megabooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz I‘m excited for Water Dancer from BOTM now! 2mo
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Cortg
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Moved this up after seeing my daughter was reading it for class. She read part of the book and listened to part of it. I decided to go with the audio since Coates himself narrates it and I‘m glad I did. He reads his letter/essay in a sing-song voice like poetry and his writing really is beautiful though sad that something like this still needs to be written and read in our society today.

Mandigolightly This was such an amazing read 2mo
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I‘ve read more nonfiction during the past few years than I did in the beginning of the 2010‘s. I tried to pick books that have stuck with me, but there‘s definitely more NF that I‘ve learned from & could have chosen. #top10ofthedecade #nonfictionedition
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Cinfhen I‘ve only read 2 on your list🙈I need to up my nonfiction reading!!!! Thanks for sharing 💕💕💕 3mo
TiredLibrarian I've only read this one, and it was very powerful. I do find that over time I'm reading more NF. I'm not consciously choosing to; I just seem to be gravitating toward it. So many great books to choose from! 3mo
Bookwormjillk I loved Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. How did I leave that off my list? 3mo
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4thhouseontheleft I loved Animal, Vegetable, Miracle in the 2000s! @Bookwormjillk maybe you read it prior to 2010 like I did? (edited) 3mo
Bookwormjillk @4thhouseontheleft that must be it! 3mo
Scochrane26 @Bookwormjillk you may have read it earlier than 2010. I only read it a couple of years ago, but it‘s been out since the 2000‘s. 3mo
ljuliel Can you tell me what the title of the book with 7 on it ? I can‘t see it very well. Thanks. 2mo
ljuliel Thanks very much. I got the Hairbrained Idea to try making a list of ALL THE BOOKS on all these lists ! Good grief ....it‘s HUGE. 😮 2mo
Scochrane26 @ljuliel I can see why you would do that. Books on these lists must be good. I saved a few to look at later. 2mo
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merelybookish
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I don't even read that much nonfiction but still choosing my #nonfictionedition of #Top10oftheDecade was a challenge! But all of these linger with me in some way. Not all of them were published in the last decade.
A few honourable mentions: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay; Heavy by Kiese Laymon; Unbroken by Laura Hilldebrand
A #fictionedition will be impossible! 🤯
@Cinfhen

vivastory Good list, I think that 84 Charing Cross would be on my list. It's charming AF. And I agree, a fiction list is impossible for me too. Maybe #Top100 🤔😂 3mo
merelybookish @vivastory I know! Nevertheless I'll probably try because I'm a sucker for book lists. 😛 3mo
vivastory I'll have to think about it... I might be able to get it down to top 25 if I stick to books published in the past 10 years 3mo
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merelybookish @vivastory Yeah I'll need parameters! Maybe a best for each year? 🤔 3mo
vivastory That's a good idea. I'd also like to know what your favorite Woolf book(s) have been this year. I think I'm going to do something similar next year with Rushdie. 3mo
merelybookish @vivastory Yeah, I plan to do a ranking post. But still have one of her novels to finish. A lot I didn't get to. Still I recommend...she almost became a friend this year. 3mo
vivastory I've only read Orlando, but I loved it & have been meaning to read more. 3mo
Crazeedi I should add honorable mentions on my list! 84 charing is on mine! 3mo
merelybookish @vivastory I mean I recommend doing it. It's been enjoyable! Can't decide if I'll try to get to her nonfiction in 2020 or try something else... 3mo
Chab256 About 4 on our lists match up! 😃 3mo
merelybookish @Crazeedi Hard to imagine a Litten not loving Hanff's book. It's such a bookish delight! 3mo
merelybookish @Chab256 We both seem to like literary self-help. 😀 3mo
Cinfhen I‘ve only read 3 of your books!!!!! I took a screenshot so I can add the others. I still NEVER read and MUST 3mo
Cinfhen I‘ve narrowed my #FictionEdition to 13 books and it may have to stay that way 🙄😂😂😂 3mo
merelybookish @Cinfhen 13 isn't bad! There's always honourable mentions! And yes you should spend an afternoon with 84, Charing Cross Rd. Bookish but not saccharine. 3mo
Cinfhen Yes, I‘m going to have to use the honorable mention card!!! 3mo
Mdargusch Great list! 3mo
melissajayne Fiction is going to be harder. 3mo
LeahBergen 84, Charing Cross Road! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
merelybookish @Mdargusch Thank you! 3mo
merelybookish @LeahBergen A gem! 💎 3mo
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mcctrish
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WOW! I loved that I listened to this and it was the author‘s voice. I hate that this is a story that still needs telling. What is wrong with people?

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Cortg
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I‘m happy to see the AP Lang class is reading this! I‘ll have to move it up on my TBR list and I‘m looking forward to hearing what my daughter thinks of it.

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mcctrish
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Starting this in audio

jillrhudy If I tackle it, it will totally be audio 3mo
mcctrish I am really liking it 3mo
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effani
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I don't think there's anything I can say about this book that hasn't already been said, but it's well worth reading for every American. I put it off for a long time for no good reason, so if you're like me do yourself a favor and get around to it.

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effani
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I started reading this on my trip but quickly realized I didn't have the focus for it. I'm going to pick it back up now that I'm home and hope it'll go better this time.

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I just finished reading. This is the second book I‘ve read from Mr. Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates is very unique, and his word choice is intellectual mixed with an artistic hip-hop feel. It‘s the mixture of classic writing and a kid blended with anime and the birth of hip-hop. Give it a try and listen to his opinionated writing.

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If you haven't read this book, read it. 💚 It is such an important read. Written in letters to his son, the author opens us up to a world filled with racism, social and economic injustices, but also hope and love.

Truly amazing read. Plus, it's short, so there's no excuse not to read it. 😉

#gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚💛 4mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 4mo
Scochrane26 It‘s awesome on audio. 4mo
Linsy An exceptional book! I also listened on audio and loved it! 4mo
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Like every book I read about Race and Racism I believe this book holds truths that white people need to hear. That they need to face and be held accountable for.

This was a beautiful and well done audiobook from a farther to his son about what his life was like what struggles he went through and how he views the world that exists throughout the United States. #NFNov

Scochrane26 This was such an eye-opening book for me. Then I read his We Were Eight years in Power, which was more eye-opening. I recommend it all the time. 4mo
Addison_Reads I love this book. 💚 4mo
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alyxyo
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My only regret was listening in the car rather than at home where I could jot down quotes. It's an easy read insofar as it's relatively short and deliberately avoids sociological jargon, but the tradeoff is that it is an account of a man's life and the lessons he has to impart on his son that includes preserving a body and a soul that has been commodified by the US for generations. We, "people who believe we are white," have to do better.

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"Here is what I would like for you to know: in America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”

(I started listening to the audiobook a few days before Dana Fletcher was shot and killed my police in Madison, AL. I am shaken and angry. I cannot imagine how Black people continue to move through the world, but I must continue to listen. My privilege as a white person is only as good as the voices it elevates.)

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Wow.
This book punched me in the guts, stood me on my head and forcibly opened my eyes. I mean I thought I understood quite a lot about racism and slavery and the ongoing impacts in modern times, but I clearly did not. This felt visceral and intellectual both.
I appreciated that Coates takes you through his own progress in investigating, his deeper and deeper understanding - it helped me to get past the easy truths to the harder ones.

Tanisha_A I read this recently too, and like you said it hits hard. One can never be forgiven for what happened and still happens. Great review! 5mo
Scochrane26 I listened to this last yr & felt the same way. Then, I read We Were Eight Years in Power, by him & felt the same way. I felt like I finally understood our country. 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great review 👍 5mo
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Centique @Tanisha_A thank you! Yes it was eye opening to realise the power structures are still being built to enforce inequality. 😰 5mo
Centique @Scochrane26 that‘s a good recc thank you - I really need to read everything he writes, he‘s just so insightful! 5mo
Reggie The part about him wanting to apologize to his son because he forgot what world they lived in when that woman pushed his son and then he got mad but when everything was settled people started to get mad at him because he was the “angry black man.” This book was tough and necessary and no one can deny his skill as a writer. Great review!! (edited) 5mo
Centique @Reggie thanks buddy! Yes, that part really hit home. Something else he said about monitoring his body language so he always looks reticent - because he knows every move he makes is so readily seen as aggressive. That really got to me too! 5mo
ReadingEnvy A good follow up is White Fragility if you haven‘t read it, 4mo
Centique @ReadingEnvy I haven‘t read that yet - will make sure it‘s on the list! I‘d like more ideas about how to wake up some white people. 4mo
ReadingEnvy @Centique it's very confronting but has changed my perspective on things I didn't know I needed to rethink 4mo
Centique @ReadingEnvy wow that sounds really impacting. 😳 4mo
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Just finished this audio on my way home from work, and this is something that is going to stay with me. So powerful, lyrical, and honest.... a must read.

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We swapped out the classics!! Don‘t freak out, you can keep your classics, you just might also love these swaps. Even more here: https://www.strandbooks.com/strand-blog#/entry/entry235-adult...

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“Every February my classmates and I were herded into assemblies for a ritual review of the Civil Rights Movement. Our teachers urged us toward the example of freedom marchers, Freedom Riders, and Freedom Summers, and it seemed that the month could not pass without a series of films dedicated to the glories of being beaten on camera.”

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Current listen

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Another one for the list of “books I can‘t believe I waited this long to read.” Poignant and eloquently written, Coates blends personal experiences with historical and current events. This book is written as a letter to his son- to both reflect and anticipate what his life might be like. Coates reads the audio version himself, adding another layer to this already very personal work.

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#30JuneBooks #E for everything I read in June. I haven‘t finished The Library of Lost and Found but the day is young. The audiobook of Dread Nation was so good. I was pleasantly surprised because I usually stay clear of zombies. Loved Brain on Fire and Assassin‘s Apprentice. Everyone should read Between the World and Me. Gave me a whole new better informed perspective. I am sorry it sat on my shelf unread for so long.

@howjessreads

SilversReviews THE LIBRARY OF LOST AND FOUND is the only one I read...LOVED IT!! 8mo
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Participated in a book discussion today with Rachel Cargle about this book. Everyone should read it, and sign up for the next book discussion, on The Bluest Eye. Check out http://instagram.com/rachel.cargle for more info.

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“Race is the child of racism, not the father.” Signed up for the Loveland Hall summer reading session with Rachel Cargle. This is the first book assigned.

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“You have every right to wear your hoodie, to play your music as loud as you want. You have every right to be you. And no one should deter you from being you. You have to be you. And you can never be afraid to be you."

A heart-breaking read. I almost couldn't finish it. A letter to his son about what it's like being born black, living as one, living among the people who believe they're white.

No words can do this book justice. Just (re)read it.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you @thewallflower0707 for your recommendation! I'm halfway through my #newyearwhodis challenge. Slowly but surely 😅@monalyisha thank you for hosting! 9mo
thewallflower0707 It‘s a fantastic book! 9mo
llawela Great review. Thx 7mo
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Her review makes me want to steal this book from the office library (Can't get it as i have 2 issued already which is the limit). Ugh!

readordierachel It's really good! 10mo
Reggie I read this back in February and it is so personal. Sooo good. Hope you get it soon. 10mo
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This was a book that came across my radar, unexpectedly. But I'm so very glad I did. This book really had a way of captivating you into his life without meaning to. Its raw unfiltered emotion, and passionately written as a sort of letter from a father to a son. Beautiful and poetic!

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I get to meet Ta-Nehisi Coates on Thursday! So this is how I‘m spending part of my Friday evening.

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MelissaSue81
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Having a good reading month so far.. 13 days, 13 books finished. I don‘t think I‘ll get to 30 books this month, but maybe 27, which I think is my record.

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Short but heartbreakingly powerful. I cried more than once. 💔

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We read to better understand our surroundings, to better relate to other humans. Structured as an open letter to his son, Coates speaks eloquently of what it means to grow up in a black body in this country. His brutally honest words are full of pain & frustration, & sometimes, hope. Many have said he didn‘t bring new information to the race discussion, but I find that rude & irrelevant. His stories and thoughts deserve to be heard.

vivastory I'm seeing him speak on the 26th, really looking forward to it 11mo
britt_brooke @vivastory Envious!! 11mo
vivastory I'm getting a soft cover of We Were Eight Years in Power as part of my admission package. I already own it, would you be interested in it? 11mo
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britt_brooke @vivastory Yes! Thank you much. 🤗 Do you still have my address? 11mo
vivastory I'm not sure if I mailed you at your new house, or your old one. Message me on Goodreads. 11mo
britt_brooke @vivastory I was thinking the same thing! 😁 I‘ll shoot you a message. Thanks! 11mo
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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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"I would not have you descend into your own dream. I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world."

#readblackauthors

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