Between the World and Me

Winner, National Book Awards 2015 for Nonfiction

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates book cover, 2015
ISBN 978-0812993547
Spiegel & Grau/Penguin Random House
Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Between The World and Me is a brutally honest portrayal of the plight of the African-American male in this country.  Composed as a letter to his adolescent son, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes with chilling bleakness and precision about racism in America.  This is no simple account of racism, but rather a concise attack on a system which has consistently rendered black lives worthless.  Incorporating history and personal memoir, Coates has succeeded in creating an essential text for any thinking American today.