The beauty of book clubs is sharing amazing stories with like-minded people, and this book was fit for exactly that. Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates is a quotable book. Detailed with racial encounters and the author’s roots throughout his transition into manhood.
A New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015, a read which directs your thoughts and brings you into consciousness especially for millennials considering to start families. “There will always be an undercurrent of fear just below the surface of bringing a black child into the world and raising them free of violence, free of the brutality and an unjust system.” We love fictions but with our current social climate, we appreciate authors who unlock our minds and show you what has always been and how you can influence change.
This is a blow we hope people can take because this book needs to be read. Coates writes for his son to be fearless. He is trying to answer questions about living in a black body. He does so by confronting his past, the past of his country and how he has related to the world, and his struggle to understand the rift between the world and him. Everything about this book earns it 10/10 stars.
152 Pages – Read in May 2017