Social Justice Book Club: Between The World And Me
Between the World and Me is a 2015 book written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It is written as a letter to the author's teenaged son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being black in the United States. Coates recapitulates American history and explains to his son the "racist violence that has been woven into American culture." Coates draws from an abridged, autobiographical account of his youth in Baltimore, detailing the ways in which institutions like the school, the police, and even "the streets" discipline, endanger, and threaten to disembody black men and women. The work takes inspiration from James Baldwin's 1963 The Fire Next Time.
The event takes place Thursday January 4th at 7pm at the Woburn Public Library and is for ages 15+. No registration neccessary, pick up your copy today!