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  • Between the World and Me
    Ta-Nehisi Coates grew up in West Baltimore, an economically depressed and drug-infested community. Coates is beaten as a response to an altercation with his school teacher at the time. According...

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    Between the World and Me is named for a poem by Richard Wright, "Between the World and Me." The epigraph to Coates's memoir is the first stanza of this poem, in which the speaker describes their...

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    In the long letter to his son that frames Coates's book, Coates deconstructs the idea of race and racism. As he writes, "race is the child of racism, not the father" (page 7). By this statement, he...

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    Ta-Nehisi Coates took the title of his memoir from the poem “Between the World and Me” by Richard Wright, an influential black author who was born in Mississippi and later became a French...

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    Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of the memoir Between the World and Me. An acclaimed writer and correspondent for The Atlantic, he wrote Between the World and Me as a letter to his...

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    Ta-Nehisi Coates describes several significant settings in his book Between the World and Me (on which you can find a full analysis in the eNotes study guide). First is Baltimore, Maryland, where...

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    Prince Jones was a friend and Howard University classmate of author Ta-Nehisi Coates. (You can find a full summary of Coates's book Between the World and Me, including more about Prince Jones, in...

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    “The Dream” is how author Ta-Nehisi Coates refers to the idea of the American dream, and it forms one of the major themes of his book Between the World and Me. (To read about more of the book's...

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