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:
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?"
Selected essays, reviews, and responses about the book:
The Atlantic hosted a book club discussion of Between the World and Me in three parts:
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:
Provided courtesy of the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University-Camden, with a special thanks to librarian, Zara Wilkinson!