One County, One Book Is Back!
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
BY TA-NEHISI COATES
HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS THE 2019
ONE COUNTY, ONE BOOK TITLE
In searing prose evocative of James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, Ta-Nehisi Coates relates the extreme fear and pain he experienced as a young black male growing up in Baltimore. In this intensely personal letter to his teenage son, Coates attempts to explain the nature of racism in America, revealing some very painful truths about our country. The book was the Winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction in 2015.
Coates has also written The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and the Marvel comic, Black Panther, which the 2019 Oscar-nominated best selling movie is based on.
The OCOB program will kick off on Monday, February 25 at noon in the McChesney Room at the Books Sandwiched In Program. Pick up a copy of the book at any library branch and join us! For a complete list of all events click here.
As in the past, members of the community nominated books for consideration for a community read that would especially lend themselves to timely discussions and dynamic programming. On Tuesday, September 11 @ 6:30 pm in the McChesney Room of the Central Library, the finalists were announced.
Voting ran from September 11 through November 9. The public chose the winning title from four selections: Behold the Dreamers, Between the World and Me, Just Mercy and Manhattan Beach.