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

Between the world and me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Label
Between the world and me
Title
Between the world and me
Statement of responsibility
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one, written on flesh: it is the story of the black body, exploited to create the country's foundational wealth, violently segregated to unite a nation after a civil war, and, today, still disproportionately threatened, locked up and killed in the streets. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can America reckon with its fraught racial history? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates' attempt to answer those questions, presented in the form of a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son - and readers - the story of his own awakening to the truth about history and race through a series of revelatory experiences: immersion in nationalist mythology as a child; engagement with history, poetry and love at Howard University; travels to Civil War battlefields and the South Side of Chicago; a journey to France that reorients his sense of the world; and pilgrimages to the homes of mothers whose children's lives have been taken as American plunder. Taken together, these stories map a winding path towards a kind of liberation - a journey from fear and confusion, to a full and honest understanding of the world as it is. Masterfully woven from lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me offers a powerful new framework for understanding America's history and current crisis, and a transcendent vision for a way forward
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
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Tone
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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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10442611
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Dewey number
305.896
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1090
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Between the world and me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DFF18CA8-504E-47BC-B7BB-66145EBD69C7
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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
ocn910240134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781922253385
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Publisher number
EB00593109
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • E662C64B-D188-4D87-83CE-DDA64918CB00
  • DFF18CA8-504E-47BC-B7BB-66145EBD69C7
System control number
(OCoLC)910240134
Label
Between the world and me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DFF18CA8-504E-47BC-B7BB-66145EBD69C7
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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
ocn910240134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781922253385
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Publisher number
EB00593109
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • E662C64B-D188-4D87-83CE-DDA64918CB00
  • DFF18CA8-504E-47BC-B7BB-66145EBD69C7
System control number
(OCoLC)910240134

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