Between the World and Me—the best-seller and winner of the 2015 National Book Award—has been selected as the 2016 Adelphi Community Read.
In this highly acclaimed memoir, written as a letter to his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates—a national correspondent at The Atlantic—paints an unflinching portrait of his experiences growing up black in America.
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Explore our Library Guide to read about the author, hear a reading of the poem the book was named after, delve further into themes of the book and learn about African American history and culture.
Adelphi Community Reads brings all members of the Adelphi campus community together in shared reading as well as book discussions and activities.
All freshmen will be given a free copy of the book, and additional copies—including an audio book—will be available at Adelphi libraries for all interested faculty, students and staff to check out and read.
Reading and discussion of this year’s book will be part of Racial Justice Matters, a campus-wide initiative of the Adelphi University Collaboration Project.