This month, I would like to recommend two books, which were recommended to me. I think they’re both worth reading.

Between the World and Me by [Coates, Ta-Nehisi]
This is a powerful read. Written as a letter to his son, Coates examines the history of America and the role race (“his black body”) plays. It was eye-opening and emotional and humbling. Here is a favorite line:

“The fear lived on in their practiced bop, their slouching denim, their big T-shirts, the calculated angle of their baseball caps, a catalog of behaviors and garments enlisted to inspire the belief that these boys were in firm possession of everything they desired.”


Written by two Washington Post reporters, this tells their own story of working to uncover Watergate – and how the story just got bigger and bigger. I found it to be fascinating.

 

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