Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Between the World and Me 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 159 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great step through one man's conscious encounters with race and oppression throughout his life. It's brutal honesty should make it required reading for all Americans, regardless of race or heritage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book great themes perfectfor the issues today
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful book. Slim but packed with brutal honesty. What everyone needs to hear.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most powerful books I have read. It really shows me a different perspective the what I have seen in my life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a beautifully written, sad and heart breaking story!!!! I have always heard, " you don't know until you have walkedin anothers shoes." That was a small, brief peak into not just one persons but a whole race of people's " shoes ". I can only thank you for allowing me into your life, your pain and your struggles. I must admit I feel ashamed. Review by: Pamisue
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very powerful and informative!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Coates provides an honest, frightening view into the experience of living in the non-"dreamers"America . His painful, powerful observation has changed how I'll view our world going forward.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this somewhere you can rage cry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unreadable. Not insightful. Sorry this person is filled with such bitternes. May his anguish be turned to joy.
KateUnger More than 1 year ago
I really struggled to understand this book. It was so foreign. That was kind of the point though. Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing to his son about his struggle to understand what I means to live in his black body. I struggled to understand his struggle. The book is written in a long, flowing letter. It reads like a memoir at times, but more philosophical at other points. It touches on some elements of history, like the Civil War, but most references are to brutal police killings of black men. I had to read this book in complete silence. The writing is beautiful, but it's hard to follow. I kept reading and tried to focus on understanding the overall message, versus the individual sentences. Although there were many amazing statements throughout the book. Ta-Nehisi Coates, an affluent, black writer, fears for his body and the body of his son. He points out that the huge divide in our country is not between the rich and the poor, but between those who are black and those who believe themselves to be white. I was blind to this point before reading this book. I naively assumed that black people who escaped the inner city escaped the violence against them. The continual police murders are showing that this is not the case. It is dangerous to be black everywhere in this country. What I could relate to was his separateness as an atheist and his love for his son. The things he says and the stories he recounts from his son's childhood make it apparent how much he loves his boy. I see why John Green said all young people should read this book. And I'm glad that I read it. For its value to our society, I gave it 4 stars even though it wasn't what I'd call an enjoyable read. What I want to know now is how do we fix our country? Where do we start?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will be reading this again before long. This is a rich, beautiful, powerful book.
CarmanK More than 1 year ago
Powerful story of growing up in America black. As the mother of three white sons, I worried about them doing stupid things and making mistakes in their teen years but I never considered that such lapses could get them dead. This book was an awakening to that reality which consumes mothers of black sons in America. Toni Morrison is right: "this is required reading".
MsLibrarian More than 1 year ago
The writing is transcendent and the ideas are challenging and powerful. I'm deeply grateful to have read this. This book should be studied, discussed, shared, and purchased. I wish every high school senior and person seeking or holding elected office would read it. It is not Mr. Coates's responsibility to offer "solutions" but to impart ideas and the wisdom of his experience as an African American man.
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Anonymous 15 days ago
This is a very nice and lovely book and i love what the author was trying to tell us about the story and the text features it was very amazing how he or she was writing it and telling it i liked it very much it had made me think of the first time i had wrote my first book it wasn't queit when i wrote it but i still wrote it and the title of my book was I can't READ!! and when i went home and finished the rest i gave it to my teacher and she said it was to long to read so she would read it iater on to herself
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Anonymous 3 months ago
Good author lots of twists
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Anonymous 4 months ago
How ddid you think of that is it so good. I myself is working on a book called sisters it is a true story of three sisters just to let you know. Mabye you can help me?
Anonymous 5 months ago
It drew me in right from the beginning, and held me until the end. I strongly recommend this book.
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