Book Reviews of Between the World and Me: Notes on the First 150 Years in America

Between the World and Me: Notes on the First 150 Years in America
Between the World and Me Notes on the First 150 Years in America
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
ISBN-13: 9780812993547
ISBN-10: 0812993543
Publication Date: 10/13/2015
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Book Type: Hardcover
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In Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes a letter to his teenage son on"What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it?" This book will assuredly garner strong opinions - both from those who agree and disagree with its ideas. Either way, it will leave you thinking. Therein lies its power. I read it in one day and am now rereading already.

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Reviewed based on a copy received through a publishers giveaway. Thank you Shelf Awareness.

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This is very enlightening to me as a white person. I think, personally, that it is terrible that black people feel the way that he feels. It must be such a burden and heartache to be made to feel that you are not worth anything, no matter how you live.
I know that a lot of races have gone through this, but this author so places his race as the main race that will never overcome the stigma.