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Book discussion: Between the World and Me – Saturday March 19, 10-12

book BetweenCome join the discussion. You have seen the banner, and the lawns signs (now defaced and vandalized). This short 150-page book is a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son.

Please contact Liz Rust () for more information; no advance registration needed.

[Taken from reviews:]

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current race crisis. 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 Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letters to his adolescent son, sharing the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences.

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.