Monday, December 28, 2015

Review: Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates' letter to his son discussing race relations today. Coates discusses his view of life as a black man in a world where the news is filled with issues and violence like Ferguson, MO, Trayvon Martin, and Freddie Gray. Coates talks about how he feels he is unable to control what happens to his physical body, the dream that many long for, and his time searching for his mecca.

The book seems bleak but offers a powerful message that should be read by everyone, regardless of race or creed. He does end on a hopeful note, with a poignant message left for his son and for generations to come.

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