Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Build a Better World Adult Summer Reading Club

Title: Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Review: Likely the last book I've completed for this year's reading club has made me think the most. In this short book (I listened to the audio version) the author writes to his son about the struggle of the black community.  In this timely memoir his fear, frustration, anger as well as his growth, ideas, and love of family and his 'mecca' are displayed.  At times it made me angry to read these words and other times it made me simply sad. It presents a view that I have not lived but helps me understand a place where others have. Required reading? Perhaps, but at the very least it is thought-provoking.
Rating: 4

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