2016-17 Common Reading book: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Winner of the National Book Award for non-fiction, Between the World and Me has been widely celebrated as one of the best books of 2015 and its author, Ta-Nehisi Coates, has been called “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States.“
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a correspondent with The Atlantic. He is a 2015 winner of a MacArthur Fellowship and a National Book Award for his second book, Between the World and Me. He published his first book, a memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood in 2008. He is also the author of Marvel Comics’ Black Panther series, the first issue of which was released in April 2016.