Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Tra me e il mondo
Tra me e il mondo | Ta-Nehisi Coates
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
quote
SqueakyChu
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

This quote came from a mom that the author was interviewing after the death of her son by shooting. She was addressing the author‘s son directly.

blurb
SqueakyChu
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

I chose this book to read in my quest to read more books by black authors. It‘s the author‘s letter to his son about the realities of being a black man. Eye-opening.

20 likes3 stack adds
review
Mary_Reads
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

Listened to the audiobook and it was EXCELLENT. Written as a letter to his son about his own experience growing up black in the USA.

review
nichollinlove
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

A 4 hour audiobook with an important voice. A very good listen.

"I did not tell you that it would be okay, because I have never believed it would be okay. What I told you is what your grandparents tried to tell me: that this is your country, that this is your world, that this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

review
WriterAtHeart
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

Overall, a decent read. I particularly enjoyed part 2, where Coates writes about his concerns of black bodies to his son and what that means for their relationship.

58 likes1 stack add
review
DieAReader
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

#BookNookBuddies2022 #BookSpinBingo

Another great audiobook, which concurrently gives me a second BINGO🎉🎉

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looking fabulous!!! 8mo
rabbitprincess Yay bingo! 8mo
CoverToCoverGirl Two bingos! Already? You do have your grove on! 💃👏🎉 8mo
DieAReader @CoverToCoverGirl It does feel like I have my reading 👒on😁 8mo
39 likes4 comments
review
MelKelsey
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

Book 10

I listened to Between the World and Me written and narrated by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a good writer and an excellent narrator. It's a short, well-done commentary on race issues in the US. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

review
brittanybooks
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

Incredible! #book15of2022

76 likes2 stack adds
quote
brittanybooks
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

KellyK I can‘t ❤️this - I find it too 😢 and it makes me 😡. 8mo
brittanybooks @KellyK all of this and 🤮 sick to my stomach 8mo
JohnLAndBenji Meanwhile we have white men that get pardoned for crimes that they should be in jail for! 8mo
52 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
Soubhiville
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

Wow Jee, thank you! Both of these sound wonderful!
I wish you all the best with your move, may it all go smoothly. Happy Holidays to you! 💚❤️💚🎄

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 🎁📚💚 9mo
Hooked_on_books I read the Sindu for my Asia challenge this year and it‘s so good. It really stuck with me. 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Saw them on your tbr. I‘ve read Coates and thought it was powerful! Hope you enjoy the books and happy holidays to you too! Also thank you so much for my gifts! I‘m so glad I don‘t have to wait for my turn to read Will on Libby! 💃🏻💃🏻 love the socks and bookmark and i love anything dark choc! How are you & your hubby doing? Hope your tests stay negative! 9mo
See All 7 Comments
Soubhiville @Jee_HookedOnBookz we‘re still feeling ok. It‘s “cedar season” here, so we both have allergy like symptoms, but hoping it is just the usual seasonal allergies…. My test is around noon tomorrow. Fingers crossed! 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Soubhiville 🤞🏼toes too! Will keep you all in our prayers! 9mo
Crazeedi Prayers for you! 9mo
Soubhiville @Crazeedi thanks! We tested negative so all is well 🤗❤️ 9mo
56 likes7 comments
blurb
Nute
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

#FallTreasures - Banned Book: I wonder what words I would say in a letter to my son on living in America today. On becoming a young black man in America today. On chasing after education, dreams & prosperity in America today. On hoping for a good job, healthcare and home ownership in America today. On how to handle a possible encounter with law enforcement officers in America today. On desiring fair opportunity and happiness in America today.👇🏽

Nute On a Mother‘s prayer that racism is not encountered with every step outside his home in America today. On assessing the feeling that he is being judged by the brown hue of his skin instead of the outstanding content of his character in America today.👇🏽
12mo
Nute What if this simple heartfelt letter to my son somehow found its way into public scrutiny and some entity decided that these words of truth and pain and honesty and fear are in opposition to EVERY person‘s reality in America today? That the continued articulation on distorted illusions of character and the perpetuation of a maligned history is what actually gets in the way of fair treatment in America today.👇🏽 12mo
Nute That this mother‘s voice on what it feels like to be black in America today should not be heard outside her home. It should not be a shared experience with our non-black brothers and sisters or our black brothers and sisters who feel that things are going along swimmingly with much progress since MLK days.👇🏽 12mo
See All 19 Comments
Nute That these folks who read it, hear it, feel it, might begin to relate to it as insight, raised awareness, learning, understanding and then choose to react to it with a demand for change, growth and betterment. Literature has the opportunity to put every person‘s truth out there in hopes of exposure, recognition, critical examination in place of indoctrination and human decency.👇🏽 (edited) 12mo
Nute This book by Ta-Nehisi Coates was recently banned. He was informed on a morning news show today in America.

#BannedBooksWeek
(edited) 12mo
Leftcoastzen Great post ! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
Scochrane26 I loved this book! It really set me on a journey to learn more. 12mo
Reggie Great post, Kimberly. I‘ll never forget the range of emotions he goes through when that woman pushes his son out of the way and how he knows he can‘t react because of how the color of his skin is perceived and how he could actually be placing his son in more danger. And how he wants to apologize to his son for forgetting that. So upsetting. 12mo
Santie Great post! I was so emotional after reading this book and the words of Tupac Shakur kept on repeating themselves in my head : ‘Please explain why they can‘t stand us‘. There was nothing else to do but go back and start reading the book again when I was through the first time. Very good book, very good writing. I love Ta Nahesi Coates, he‘s a gifted writer 12mo
kspenmoll Love your post. And this book. Banning it is obscene. 12mo
Nute @Leftcoastzen Thank you,Ms. Linda!💕 12mo
Nute @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Many hearts right back at you,Misty!🙂 12mo
Nute @Scochrane26 That‘s probably one of its primary goals, Ms. Shannon…to get and keep all of us thinking! 12mo
Nute @Reggie Thank you, Reggie!💕 I think that the title of the book gives the full gamut of exactly what you are saying, Reggie. What are the things that create a barrier between us and the world? What keeps us from the possibility of ourselves? What reduces us to inaction? What fears come alive beyond the comfort of home. Are the fears so great that we are then incapacitated? As you said, my Friend, “upsetting.” 12mo
Nute @SantieWantie Thank you, Santie!💕A powerful and sad question for any one to have to ask. It breaks my heart. 12mo
Nute @kspenmoll Thank you, Ms. Katherine!💕 Agreed! Let the reader decide. 12mo
Malthe Hello nute 12mo
Nute @malthe Good Morning, Malthe! How are you?🙂 12mo
114 likes1 stack add19 comments
blurb
La_Cori
Tra me e il mondo | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

Next up ➡️ the Italian edition of "Between the World and Me"

review
LibrarianBanana
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

I'm not the target audience for this author's perspective but this book will resonate deeply with anyone who has felt out of place within their family, their peers, their culture, their country. I highly recommend listening to it, rather than reading, because it's narrated by the author himself and his voice, rhythm, and emotion heightened the power of what he was communicating, I almost felt in a trance while listening.

review
guidosophia
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pickpick

summer reading and i have such a huge problem with reading books for school so this took a while even tho it‘s short. something you should read to learn what it means to be black in america

review
Staci
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Mehso-so

Ta-Nehisi seems angry in this book and blames his life's problems solely on white people which I dont agree with. I just wish he would have had some excerpts in his book that celebrated his accomplishments without blaming white people in conjunction.

review
Erin.Elizabeth10
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

I‘ve been meaning to read this one for a while, and I‘m glad I finally did. The writing was so good, and I learned a lot!

review
Koffeejazzandbooks
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ so amazing and well written

quote
ChaoticMissAdventures
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

"For so long I have wanted to escape into the Dream, to fold my country over my head like a blanket. But this has never been an option because the Dream rests on our backs, the bedding made from our bodies"

One of the most lyrical and haunting books on race, and raising children in America.
#curiouscovers @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs 🖤⚪️🖤 1y
27 likes2 stack adds1 comment
quote
Christinak
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

Then the mother of the murdered boy rose, turned to you, and said, “You exist. You matter. You have value. You have every right to wear your hoodie, to play your music as loud as you want. You have every right to be you. And no one should deter you from being you. You have to be you. And you can never be afraid to be you.”

38 likes1 stack add
review
HPBookBug
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

Top 5 Non-Fiction read this year

review
HPBookBug
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

Favourite Book Read in May 🔥 Also my new top book of the year so far 👏👏👏

review
vlwelser
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

This #audiobook is read by the author. It's really short. And it turns out the author is a francophile. I love all of those things. I'm pretty sure other people picked entirely different things.

DivineDiana I listened to the audiobook as well. It brought me to tears. Then had to buy my own copy of the book. (edited) 1y
35 likes1 comment
review
Allylu
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

I listened to this one on a road trip I made yesterday. It was written to and for Coates‘ son and narrated by him. It feels almost sacrilegious for me, an old white woman, to comment on it, but it affected me greatly in my efforts to be empathetic. It was quite good. Love his writing no matter what it‘s about. #100YEARS100BOOKS #69 #BookSpinBingo #7 #BFC21 #NUTSinMAY

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
28 likes2 comments
review
KinaReads
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

throwback

every time I finished reading a page or passage I wanted to go back and re-read it again and again ☄️

10 likes1 stack add
quote
Koffeejazzandbooks
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

Just wow

blurb
FrancineCallaloosoup
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

Read 51 pages which put me halfway through the book. It's after midnight here and I am fading fast, so I'll finish it tomorrow. Going to read a bit of Quichotte by Salman Rushdie for as long as I can stay up. #readathon

review
Twainy
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

🎧 This author‘s letter to his son is deeply moving, heartfelt & emotionally charged. He speaks of the past 200 years of this nation‘s history.

He‘s not wrong.

What impacted me most was the story of how his son was shoved & he worried that he‘d endangered him by speaking up. First off, why would someone push a child. That enraged me & his angst, well it got me.

This is a must read.

Perfect narration for the book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👇🏻

Twainy A common thread throughout is the loss of his friend Prince Jones 20 years ago. He was clearly personally & profoundly impacted by his death. You can hear it in his voice. It prompted me to start googling. Thank you. 🤗 1y
Reggie Ok, yes, that‘s the part that I always think about with this book. How bad he felt when he got angry when that woman pushed his son. How he says he forgot who they were and how it would have looked for him to get angry. I felt so bad for him. 1y
Twainy @Reggie you too?!! He talks about so many things in history & current news but when he talks about that one personal story ... I could hear in his voice (or I imagined it) ... how he felt. That‘s a shitty feeling ... and how dare anyone push his kid! ARGH! I fear for our world sometimes. 1y
25 likes3 comments
review
Tomigirl44
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Mehso-so

I‘m glad I read this book again (required for a class, after reading it a few years ago), as I appreciated it more this time, but it didn‘t impact me as much as Jemar Tisby‘s and Bryan Stevenson‘s books.

blurb
Tomigirl44
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

Currently reading ... again; read this several years ago, and now it‘s required reading. Looking forward to hearing it from a fresh perspective.

review
WhiskeyMistress
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

This book had me on the verge of tears the entire read. All at the same time a love letter, a warning, and a song to his son, it poetically encapsulates the struggle Coates has faced his entire life, that of being a black man in America. I can‘t imagine this book being any better than what it was.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of 5 stars
Read date: 2/18/2021

48 likes1 stack add
review
Nalbuque
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

Short and powerful. People who think they are white - as Coates puts it - have the privilege of having to consider race only when they fancy it. African Americans have to do it every second of every day.

This book is filled with gems and food for thought, and ideally I‘ll revisit it in a few weeks or months to make the most out of it

#BlackHistoryMonth #BlackAuthors #2021

Reggie Ughhhhh, the part where the woman pushes his son and then he immediately gets mad at himself thinking he did wrong because of the danger he felt he put them in by saying something to her. That part made me so sad and angry for him. This book was great. 2y
25 likes1 comment
review
jillannjohn
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

National CASA Book Club book. Great discussion on Zoom today. Looking forward to the author discussion next week.
Great writing and insight.

charl08 Lucky you to hear him speak! 2y
57 likes1 comment
blurb
luvlee68
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

CuriousG This looks like one incredible stack! 2y
luvlee68 Thank you CuriousG😊, i‘m new here and i‘m so glad to be here amongst fellow book lovers - someone here posted & i wanted to acknowledge them appropriately, (i hope i did ), posted that Target had a buy 2 get 1 sale on books, cd‘s and dvd‘s and i went online last night and kinda went ham - 🤩i am waiting on 2 more that had to be mailed , but i can‘t wait to get to these ! 🥰 2y
9 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
Victoriahoperose
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

This book is super timely. I think its message about race is such an important topic right now and it is a very short read. It‘s very to the point and well written.

33 likes5 stack adds
review
rachelk
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

This 154 page autobiography and letter to Coates‘s then 15 year old son moves between love for his boy to American history, politics and education. It won awards including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and was made into a stage production as well as an HBO movie. Coates‘s writing is poetic, informative and consciousness raising. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

review
Beccacraft
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
Mehso-so

This book is an important read with its first-hand experience and resulting emotions and actions of what it feels like to be a black man with a black son in America. There were certain ideas and examples which really affected me, but overall it was very cerebral and often went over my head.

review
jmtrivera
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

This book is so powerful, and full of so much emotion and frustration. Coates's tone is often pessimistic and many of his observations broke my heart. At the same time, it's important to understand the truth that lies in them and how that truth affects so many people. There's so much in it that I know I didn't take in all of it in the first read, but it will be more than worth revisiting.

quote
GreenGrl87
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

review
Cosmos_Moon
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

Amazing! I finished this last week and realized I didn‘t post my review. Another audio-read on my work commute and if other commuters saw me, they were probably wondering why this lady was ugly crying everyday. So good. Loved this perfect book.

Reggie The part where he gets angry at himself because he got angry at the lady who pushed his kid, knowing the danger the color of his skin puts them in made me so sad. I‘ll never forget that part or this book. 2y
Cosmos_Moon @Reggie yes. That part really upset me. I just wanted to shake that woman and say, “he is a child!” 2y
40 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

"??? ?? ???? ?'? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ??? ????? ?? "be twice as good," ????? ?? ?? ??? "accept half as much." ...?? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????????, ???? ????? ?????????, ?? ?? ????? ?? ????. ? ???????? ??????? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? much."

48 likes1 stack add
review
Chelsea.Poole
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

Gorgeous writing about an ugly reality thrust upon the "black body". Using this terminology really put the physicality of living in a "black body" at the forefront of everything for me while reading this. The terrifying need to author a book to your son to protect him from the society in which he lives must have inspired this slim volume. Continuing to work through my white privilege, and humbled by those doing this work everyday.

review
Santie
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

The first time I read this I registered nothing but shock. Shock at the regular brutality and lack of accountability. There was a slight distance since I am not American nor male, so that experience isn‘t one I personally know. The second time I read this book I cried. Cried because of the way black people are treated in this world. Cried at how the world regards me. Cried as I thought of what my legacy is. “Please explain why they can‘t stand us”

review
Santie
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

After reading this book there was nothing else to do but turn the cover and start again. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

blurb
Santie
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

“The enslaved were not bricks in your road, and their lives were not chapters in your redemptive history. They were people turned to fuel for the American machine. Enslavement was no destined to end, and it is wrong to claim our present circumstance- no matter how improved- as the redemption for the lives of people who never asked for the posthumous, untouchable glory of dying for their children. Our triumphs can never compensate for this.”

blurb
juliegumdrop
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

Just started this one on audio, read by the author. For my library‘s virtual book club. #bookclub

review
jenniferw88
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick
ElizaMarie CONGRATS! Also I love Veronka Decides to Die (just wanted to say that)
2y
Clwojick Way to go!! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great progress!! 2y
56 likes3 comments
review
Singout
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

SUCH a powerful book. Coates writes to his 15-year-old son balancing his hopes, fears, and love with baldly describing the inevitable discrimination he will face in an America dominated by white supremacy. He interweaves his own stories, including harsh youth and the killing of a young friend by police, and analysis of the legacy of enslavement: Blacks are “bodies“ and Whites “Dreamers“ with broader access to what is out of reach for others.

Singout Calling this #Nonfiction2020 “Criminal Justice/Incarceration,“ although that's a bit of a stretch as it's only one of many themes. ;) @Riveted_Reader_Melissa
2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Singout That‘s perfectly fine, works for me! Great book too. 2y
14 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
Ghostnipps
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image
Pickpick

This is beautifully poetic storytelling. Filled with so much emotion and hope for the future generations, Ta-Nehisi Coates gets right through to the heart. The writing flow was masterfully done, though a little bit repetitive. I‘d give it 4.5 ⭐️

blurb
AutumnRLS
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

Doing the work. Or at least educating myself so I can begin to be a better ally. This made my heart and mind expand. I grew up not too far from Baltimore, but 1,000 light years away from Coates' experience. I am humbled by his ability and willingness to share.

21 likes2 stack adds