See the World Through Another's Eyes

by Ellen Peterson | Apr 15, 2021

Between the Word and Me (eAudio)
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

In this profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals, to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. It is his attempt to answer these question in a letter to his adolescent son. The author shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

This was illuminating for me. I loved seeing our world from a different perspective.

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