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Between the World and Me (Spring 2021): Home

Between the World and Me

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Reading List

In an interview at the New York Public Library, Ta-Nehisi Coates provided examples of books that were crucial to his development. Here are some of the titles owned by Los Rios Libraries:

James Baldwin vs. William F. Buckley

In this historic debate, which was a significant influence on Coates, James Baldwin and William F. Buckley debate the question "Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?"

Articles by Coates

In 2015, The Atlantic published "Letter to My Son," adapted from Between the World and Me. Readers were invited to respond to Coates with stories of the racism they had experienced. Their experiences were then published in a four-part series:

Additional Articles by Coates:

Other Books by Coates


Provided courtesy of the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University-Camden, with a special thanks to librarian, Zara Wilkinson!