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Between the World and Me

By Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • ISBN Code: : 0679645985
  • Publisher : One World
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race” (Rolling Stone) NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

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This book entertainingly traces the history of physics from the observations of the earlyGreeks through the discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the dazzling theories of such scientists as Planck, Einstein, Bohr, and Bohm. This humanized view of science opens up the mind-stretching visions of how quantum mechanics, God, human thought, and will are related, and provides profound implications for our understanding of the nature of reality and our relationship to the cosmos.

Citizen

By Claudia Rankine
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Book Code : 1555973485
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 189
  • Pdf File: citizen.pdf

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* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry * * Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award * ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, NPR. Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Slate, Time Out New York, Vulture, Refinery 29, and many more . . . A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine's long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV-everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named "post-race" society.

Loving Day

By Mat Johnson
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  • Publisher : One World
  • Book Code : 0679645527
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 464
  • Pdf File: loving-day.pdf

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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • “[Mat Johnson’s] unrelenting examination of blackness, whiteness and everything in between is handled with ruthless candor and riotous humor.”—Los Angeles Times “Razor-sharp . . . Loving Day is that rare mélange: cerebral comedy with pathos.”—The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Men’s Journal • The Miami Herald • The Denver Post • Slate • The Kansas City Star • San Antonio Express-News • Time Out New York Warren Duffy has returned to America for all the worst reasons: His marriage to a beautiful Welsh woman has come apart; his comics shop in Cardiff has failed; and his Irish American father has died, bequeathing to Warren his last possession, a roofless, half-renovated mansion in the heart of black Philadelphia. On his first night in his new home, Warren spies two figures outside in the grass. When he screws up the nerve to confront them, they disappear. The next day he encounters ghosts of a different kind: In the face of a teenage girl he meets at a comics convention he sees the mingled features of his white father and his black mother, both now dead. The girl, Tal, is his daughter, and she’s been raised to think she’s white. Spinning from these revelations, Warren sets off to remake his life with a reluctant daughter he’s never known, in a haunted house with a history he knows too well. In their search for a new life, he and Tal struggle with ghosts, fall in with a utopian mixed-race cult, and ignite a riot on Loving Day, the unsung holiday for interracial lovers. A frequently hilarious, surprisingly moving story about blacks and whites, fathers and daughters, the living and the dead, Loving Day celebrates the wonders of opposites bound in love. Praise for Loving Day “Incisive . . . razor-sharp . . . that rare mélange: cerebral comedy with pathos. The vitality of our narrator deserves much of the credit for that. He has the neurotic bawdiness of Philip Roth’s Alexander Portnoy; the keen, caustic eye of Bob Jones in Chester Himes’s If He Hollers Let Him Go; the existential insight of Ellison’s Invisible Man.”—The New York Times Book Review “Exceptional . . . To say that Loving Day is a book about race is like saying Moby-Dick is a book about whales. . . . [Mat Johnson’s] unrelenting examination of blackness, whiteness and everything in between is handled with ruthless candor and riotous humor. . . . Even when the novel’s family strife and racial politics are at peak intensity, Johnson’s comic timing is impeccable.”—Los Angeles Times “Johnson, at his best, is a powerful comic observer [and] a gifted writer, always worth reading on the topics of race and privilege.’”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

The Best American Mystery Stories 2012

By Otto Penzler
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547840551
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 292
  • Pdf File: the-best-american-mystery-stories-2012.pdf

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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind. The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 includes Peter S. Beagle, Kathleen Ford, Mary Gaitskill, Lou Manfredo, Thomas McGuane, Gina Paoli, T. Jefferson Parker, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Charles Todd, Daniel Woodrell, and others

New Pets on the Block (Minecraft Stonesword Saga #3)

By Random House
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  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 1984850962
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 217
  • Pdf File: new-pets-on-the-block.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the Minecraft Stonesword Saga # 3, unruly pets, untamed mobs, and a powerful, potion-wielding witch cause trouble in this deluxe illustrated hardcover chapter book—the only official Minecraft chapter book series! Based on the most popular video game of all time, the third book in the epic Minecraft Stonesword Saga series takes a group of intrepid Minecraft players deeper into the game than ever before . . . Everyone knows that Jodi, the youngest member of the team, loves animals in the real world and in Minecraft. She is also fiercely loyal to her friend the Evoker King, who has, very unfortunately, been shattered into six different hostile mobs. When the third piece of the Evoker King takes the form of a Minecraft witch and sends Jodi and her friends on a quest to bring back an extremely rare animal mob, Jodi is determined to make sure that the mob stays safe no matter what! Meanwhile, in the real world, she also learns that taking care of other living creatures is a much bigger responsibility than she ever imagined. Find out if Jodi and her friends have what takes to outwit a powerful witch and keep a bunch of unruly pets on the leash in this exciting new Minecraft adventure. Enjoy the entire series, including: • Into the Game! (Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles #1) • Night of the Bats! (Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles #2) • Deep Dive! (Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles #3) • Ghast in the Machine! (Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles #4) • Dungeon Crawl! (Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles #5) • Last Block Standing! (Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles #6) • Crack in the Code! (Minecraft Stonesword Saga #1) • Mobs Rule! (Minecraft Stonesword Saga #2) © 2022 Mojang AB. All Rights Reserved. Minecraft, the Minecraft logo and the Mojang Studios logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

Summary & Analysis of Between the World and Me

By SNAP Summaries
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  • Publisher : ZIP Reads
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 887
  • Pdf File: summary-analysis-of-between-the-world-and-me.pdf

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries[dot]com with any questions or concerns. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2B5MTdh In Between the World and Me, writer and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates bares his soul as he explains to his son what it means to grow up black in America. He describes how white supremacy is the foundation of the American Dream and how the whole system is built on the destruction of black people. What does this SNAP Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - An overview of the two distinct societies into which America is divided - The systems that reinforce the oppression of black people - Editorial Review - Background on Ta-Nehisi Coates About the Original Book: What does it mean to be black in America, and how can a black person survive in such a racist society? Why does it seem as if white and black people live in different worlds? These are some of the questions that Ta-Nehisi Coates seeks to answer in his book, Between the World and Me. The book is an essay written to his teenage son to give him insight into the harsh reality of living in a racist society that is built on the brutalization of black bodies. Coates offers candid advice to his son to help him avoid the pitfalls of being black in today’s America. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Between the World and Me. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries.com with any questions or concerns. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2B5MTdh to purchase a copy of the original book.

Summary and Analysis of Between the World and Me

By Worth Books
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504043073
  • Total of Pages : 30
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 294
  • Pdf File: summary-and-analysis-of-between-the-world-and-me.pdf

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Between the World and Me tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates includes: Historical context Section-by-section summaries Themes and symbols Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: Written in the form of a letter to his young son, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s National Book Award winner, Between the World and Me, is a powerful personal essay that addresses the history of racism in America and its impact on our lives today. Using his own experiences and observations as a starting point, Coates poses questions and imparts insights about the systematic oppression of persons of color, covering topics from the dark days of slavery to growing up in Baltimore in a “black body” to all-too-common instances of police brutality and everyday discrimination. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Between The World and Me: by Ta-Nehisi Coates | Summary & Analysis

By Elite Summaries
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  • Publisher : Elite Summaries
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 980
  • Pdf File: between-the-world-and-me.pdf

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In Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates shares all of his answers in a letter to his son, and the readers. It is a story of his awakening to a very deep realization about his place in the world. It is a story of how he experienced series of revelations, in Howard University to the Civil War battlefields, to Chicago and Paris. Ta-Nehisi Coates also recounted his childhood home, and the living rooms of mothers whose children were taken away. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a powerful understanding on American history and its current crisis. Through his book, Coates evokes the readers thought on the issue of race, segregation, slavery, murder, and exploitation of the black people. Presented in a beautiful personal narrative, Between the World and Me presents a nice flashback of the past, an outline of the present, and a vision for the future. This book does not only inspire, but it also sinks deep in the readers’ emotion. Between the World and Me is a #1 New York Times Bestseller, a National Book award winner, a NAACP Image award winner, and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. It was named one of the ten best books of the year by the press, which includes The Washington Post, People, Entertainment Weekly, and Vogue, amongst others. It is simply a great testimony of one man's experience, and an appreciative offering.

Between the World and Me: A Novel By Ta-Nehisi Coates | Insightful Commenting, Intriguing Facts, Summary and More!

By Emma Smith
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  • Publisher : Best Guides 2015
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 583
  • Pdf File: between-the-world-and-me.pdf

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This is not the actual Between the World and Me by Ta-Kenishi Coates. The primary objective of this book is to bring insightful discussion and critique of Between the World and Me to readers everywhere. This book, A Guide to Between the World and Me, includes an unofficial summary and analysis of the key ideas of Ta-Kenishi's Between the World and Me well as a critique of its principal messages . Moreover, this Guide goes beyond the information included in the original text and other summaries written about the material.

Black Panther And The Crew

By Ta-Nehisi Coates,Yona Harvey
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  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Book Code : 1302500252
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 592
  • Pdf File: black-panther-and-the-crew.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Manifold band together to take on a dangerous wave of street-level threats in a new series by co-writers Ta-Nehisi Coates (New York Times best-selling author of Between the World and Me and Marvel's Black Panther) and Yona Harvey (Black Panther: World of Wakanda), and legendary artist Butch Guice! The death of a Harlem activist kicks off a mystery that will reveal surprising new secrets about the Marvel Universe's past - and set the stage for a huge story in the near future! Fear, hate and violence loom, but don't worry, The Crew's got this: They are the streets. COLLECTING: BLACK PANTHER AND THE CREW #1-6.

Black Panther

By Ta-Nehisi Coates
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  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Book Code : 1302493183
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 985
  • Pdf File: black-panther.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Collects Black Panther (2016) #1-4, Fantastic Four (1961) #52. A new era begins for the Black Panther! MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) takes the helm, confronting T’Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman terrorist group calling itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. As suicide bombers terrorize the population, T’Challa struggles to unite his citizens, and a familiar villain steps out of the shadows. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt — but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!

Between the World and the Urban Classroom

By George Sirrakos Jr.,Christopher Emdin
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 946351032X
  • Total of Pages : 20
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 979
  • Pdf File: between-the-world-and-the-urban-classroom.pdf

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Borrowing from the ideas of John Dewey, schools and classrooms are a reflection of the world; therefore, in order to make sense of the urban classroom, we need to make sense of the world. In this book, the editors have compiled a collection of nine critical essays, or chapters, each examining a particular contemporary national and/or international event. The essays each undertake an explicit approach to naming oppression and addressing it in the context of urban schooling. Each essay has a two-fold purpose. The first purpose is to help readers see the world unveiled, through a more critical lens, and to problematize long held beliefs about urban classrooms, with regard to race, gender, social class, equity, and access. Second, as each author draws parallels between an event and urban classrooms, a better understanding of the microstructures that exist in urban classrooms emerges. “At a time of serious political, economic, and social uncertainty, we need a book like this, one that showcases how the world can be seen as a critical site of curriculum and pedagogy. A powerful intersectional analysis of the world, word, and urban sociopolitical context, authors in this book push the boundaries of what educators know and do in urban schools and classrooms. Grounded in frameworks of critical race theory and culturally relevant pedagogy, authors center essential societal moments that must be viewed as the real curriculum. These moments can equip students with tools to examine ‘the what of the world’ as well as how to examine, critique, challenge, and disrupt individual, systemic, and structural realities and practices that perpetuate and maintain a racist, sexist, homophobic, and xenophobic status quo. This is an important, forward-thinking, innovative book – a welcome addition to the field of urban education.” – H. Richard Milner IV, Helen Faison Chair of Urban Education, University of Pittsburgh

The Richard Wright Encyclopedia

By Jerry W. Ward,Robert J. Butler
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313355193
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 822
  • Pdf File: the-richard-wright-encyclopedia.pdf

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Richard Wright is one of the most important African American writers. He is also one of the most prolific. Best known as the author of Native Son, he wrote 7 novels; 2 collections of short fiction; an autobiography; more than 250 newspaper articles, book reviews, and occasional essays; some 4,000 verses; a photo-documentary; and 3 travel books. By attacking the taboos and hypocrisy that other writers had failed to address, he revolutionized American literature and created a disturbing and realistic portrait of the African American experience. This encyclopedia is a guide to his vast and influential body of works.