The Beautiful Struggle (YA Edition)

Author(s): Ta-Nehisi Coates

Biography & Autobiography

This was the abyss where, unguided, black boys were swallowed whole, only to re-emerge on corners and prison tiers.


Ta-Nehisi Coates grew up in the tumultuous 1980's in Baltimore known, back then as the murder capital of the United States. With seven siblings, four mothers, and one highly unconventional father: Paul Coates, a larger-than-life Vietnam Vet, Black Panther, Ta-Nehisi's coming of age story is gripping and lays bare the troubled, often violent life of the inner-city, and the author's experience as a young black person in it.


With candor, Ta-Nehisi Coates details the challenges on the streets and within one's family, especially the eternal struggle for peace between a father and son and the important role family plays in such circumstances.


This edition has been adapted for young adults.

PUBLICATION MARCH 2021


 

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An extraordinary coming-of-age story, adapted from the adult memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Water Dancer and Between the World and Me.

'Ta-Nehisi Coates is the young James Joyce of the hip-hop generation' Walter Mosley

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for the Atlantic and the author of the Number One New York Times bestseller, Between the World and Me, winner of the National Book Award, and of the acclaimed essay collection We Were Eight Years in Power. A MacArthur Fellow, Coates has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story 'The Case for Reparations'. He lives in New York with his wife and son.

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  • : 9780241517208
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.132
  • : February 2021
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  • : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 975.26004960730092
  • : 176