Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Between the world and me
In an extended letter to his son the author tells him about his past, his beliefs and how he deals with being himself, a black man in America. There are a lot of layers to the topics Coates discusses and one goal of his is to make sure his son grows up without the same baggage that he carries yet also making sure he carries the baggage that he needs. This is a great example of a book that allows you to look inside someone else and get a clear look at their perspective. I always love examples like this that show the power of reading.