Between the World and Me

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Book Idea

What Is This About?

Press

After re-reading James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, Ta-Nahisi Coates was inspired to write a book-long essay to his teenage son about being black in America, forewarning him of the plight that comes with facing white supremacy. The result was the 2015 National Book Award-winning Between the World and MeNew York Magazine reported that after reading it, Toni Morrison wrote, “I’ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual  void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. CLearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates.”

Within

Throughout the book, Coates recounts witnessing voilence and police bruatlity growing up in Baltimore, reflects on his time studying at historically black Howard University, and asks the hard questions about the past and future of race in America.

Chapters

What Will You Find?

Chapter 1

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 7
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Chapter 2

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Chapter 5
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Chapter 8

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 6
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Chapter 9

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The Author

Get To Know.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is an American author, journalist and comic book writer. Born in Baltimore,Maryland. Coates attended Howard University.Ta-Nehisi Coates published his first book, The Beautiful Struggle in 2008. His second book, Between the World and Me, (2015) covers the contemporary issues facing the black community, especially the American history of violence against African Americans.