The city of Gainesville will be holding its first Mayor's Book Club on September 12, 2016. It will be help at 6:00pm in meeting room A at the headquarters branch of the Alachua County Library District. The book that mayor Lauren Poe has announced "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates will be the first selection. People from the community are welcome to join and share their views on the book, race, and other concepts that are brought up throughout the novel.
Winner of the National Book Award and highly praised by author Toni Morrison as well as the New York Times, "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates is a must-read book. Coates is considered by The New York Observer “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States." Written from the intimate perspective of a father to his adolescent son, Coates explains how "racism has been woven into American culture" and how this focus on race has the heaviest effect on black members of society. Addressing challenging questions about race and the oppression faced when living in modern-day America in a "black body," this is Coate's attempt to address and answer these questions. In merging historical accounts, personal experiences, and a depth of understanding, Coates creates a painfully honest account of how the world works and how to live in it.
Coate's book is truly spectacular, and if you are in need of buying your own copy, Wild Iris has copies available on discount for the book club. If you come in to buy the book and mention to book club you will be given 10% off of "Between the World and Me." Come support your local feminist bookstore and experience the beauty of Coate's book.