Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Between the World and Me

Struggle. The raw power of the prose in Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book titled, Between the World and Me, raised my heart rate and held my breath. I’ll never really know or fully understand Ta-Nehisi Coates’ world. His experiences as a black man who has lived in rough neighborhoods seems very distant from my privileged life. But the struggle of his life is universal, and his love for his son is shared by all parents. He structured this book as letters to his son, and he stresses the struggle, the fragility of life, and the consequences of choices. We seem to be living in a time of permanent polarization, with deep racial tension, yet we hold more in common than we acknowledge. We live in one world and between us and that world there are perils and we long to protect those we love from these dangers. Coates puts voice to this in ways that are unique and universal. Read this book and see his life and your own. Join the struggle. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Between the World and Me from amazon.com.

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