“Between the World and Me” is written by the author as a letter to his teenage son. It describes his life growing up and living as a Black man in America. He speaks frankly and bluntly about the way systemic racism has shaped his behaviors and self-perception in today’s world. This was a great book and I really liked it. It gave me a small taste of what it is like to live in America as a Black man, something I can never experience. It also was a personal call to action against the deeply ingrained policies and systems put in place in our country.
Three words that describe this book: Powerful, Moving, Vivid
You might want to pick this book up if: you are seeking to understand the world from another perspective and to learn more about the systemic racism in our country.