Virtual Book Club: Between the World and Me
Join lively online discussions with fellow book lovers via the Facebook group CLP Virtual Book Club to discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates.
“Coates, a national correspondent at the Atlantic, delivers a mesmerizing, must-listen performance in this audio edition of his powerful meditation on race in America. Framed as a letter to his adolescent son and echoing the work of James Baldwin, the book mixes tales of the author’s childhood, and his time at Howard University and in Paris, with reflections on the history of American empire, police violence, education, the destruction of black bodies, and the ongoing racial crisis in the United States. The author’s reading is both conversational and compelling. Coates’s well-paced narration adds depth to his prose, hooking listeners from the very start and presenting his ideas in a manner that is thoughtful, wise, and full of emotion. Coates is the only person who could have narrated this audiobook-and it should be required listening for all Americans.”
Copies of this book are always available on Overdrive.
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