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The Resource Between the world and me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the world and me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Label
Between the world and me
Title
Between the world and me
Statement of responsibility
Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race," a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men -- bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Coates's attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates 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 as American plunder
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Summary
Told through the author's own evolving understanding of the subject over the course of his life comes a bold and personal investigation into America's racial history and its contemporary echoes
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
  • Alex Award, 2016.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2015
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Nonfiction, 2016.
  • Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, 2015.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2015.
  • Street Lit Book Award Medal: Adult Non-Fiction, 2016.
Awards note
National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2015.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10442611
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.800973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.C6335 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1090
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Between the world and me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Publication
Copyright
Note
This edition omits the table of contents found in the original, regular print version
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue : the talk -- PART 1. BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME. The changes -- The second change : Malcolm and the body -- The third change : Mecca and the death of mythology -- PART 2. THE SOOTY DETAILS OF THE SCENE. The fourth change : New York and the death of mercy -- The fifth change : Gettysburg and the long war -- The sixth change : Chicago and the streets -- PART 3. A GRASSY CLEARING. The seventh change : eyes open to the world -- The eighth change : the blast -- Epilogue : into the world
Control code
921240451
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
337 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410485847
Lccn
2015035694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Between the world and me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publication
Copyright
Note
This edition omits the table of contents found in the original, regular print version
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue : the talk -- PART 1. BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME. The changes -- The second change : Malcolm and the body -- The third change : Mecca and the death of mythology -- PART 2. THE SOOTY DETAILS OF THE SCENE. The fourth change : New York and the death of mercy -- The fifth change : Gettysburg and the long war -- The sixth change : Chicago and the streets -- PART 3. A GRASSY CLEARING. The seventh change : eyes open to the world -- The eighth change : the blast -- Epilogue : into the world
Control code
921240451
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
337 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410485847
Lccn
2015035694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations

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