The second half of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book offers great insight and few answers.


Born in 1975, Coates is the son of a former Black Panther captain. His first book, The Beautiful Struggle, details his early years growing up in West Baltimore. His remarkable second book, Between the World and Me, is one of our course textbooks. Published in 2015, it is written as a letter to his fifteen-year-old son.


  • Coates, Between the World and Me, pages 73-152

Final Exam

A question (or two) on the final exam will cover Between the World and Me.