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Open Books Open Minds - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Open Books--Open Minds Book of the Year, 2017/2018

Call for Papers

Open Books - Open Minds 

Student Conference on "Between the World and Me"

Friday April 13, 2018

The conference keynote speaker this year is Angie Thomas, author of the bestselling novel The Hate U Give, the 2018 book selection for Reading Across Rhode Island.  Ms. Thomas will be speaking to a "sold out" audience in Gaige Hall (and in overflow sites elsewhere on campus) on April 13th, 2018.  

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coates

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by Ta-Nehisi Coates



Open Books--Open Minds

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"In a profound work that pivots from the most pressing questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of an African American father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s painful racial history and our current civil rights crisis. Americans have built an entire society on the idea of “race,” a false construct whose ramifications damage us, but fall most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion to their number in the population. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?" -- The Publisher

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