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Title:
Between the World and Me
Annotation:
Written in letter form to his son, this is a profound exploration of America's racial history told from the author’s intensely personal point of view. Coates states throughout that "race" is a falsehood, and one that has exploited black Americans for 400 years of American history. An important work, and a lyrical, searing look at what it means to be a black person in America.
Copyright:
2015
Original Copyright:
Translator:
Author:
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Illustrator:
Grade Level Span:
9-12
Language:
English
Genre:
  • Biography/Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Classification:
Culture:
Black/African American
Topic:
  • American History
  • Diversity
  • Ethnic Studies
Discipline:
  • English-Language Arts/General
  • History/Social Science
English-Language Arts/General Standards:
History/Social Science Standards:
Award:
  • Alex Award
  • National Book Award
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