Whatca Bee Reading? is a monthly post on DeBorah “B’s” Travel Bug Blog that allows me to share what I’m currently reading with my tribe. It also gives me the opportunity to showcase Bee Sting: Critiques That Help & Hurt every month. Enjoy!
Book Name/ Author: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
What’s It About?
A National Book Award Winner, this entire book was written as a touching letter from a father to his 15 year old son sharing his experience growing up African-American in North America navigating his Black body through gang violence, racism, police brutality and the pursuit of happiness.
Why &/or Where’d You Get It?
I got it from a friend’s library, and to be honest, Toni Morrison’s quote, “This is required reading” is what got my attention.
What’s Your Percentage Point?
About 65% done
Whatcha Think So Far?
After warming up to his unique writing style, I was able to settle into and be touched by his poignant words and most timely message around the effects of police brutality. Through storytelling, he makes real the constant threat to Black bodies whether it be from the Boyz n the Hood or the Boys in Blue.