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Rutgers Reads 2016: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Resources on Between the World and Me, first-year required reading at Rutgers University-Camden.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Photo of Ta-Nehesi Coates

Image: Ta-Nehisi Coates publicity photo for MacArthur Fellowship, 2015. Via Wikimedia Commons. Shared here with no changes under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Letters to My Son

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 that can be found below:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Reading List

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 Rutgers University Libraries:


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