Ta-Nehisi Coates: A Reading List

The author gave a talk with the New York Review of Books and the New York Public Library made a list of books he had recommended in the talk. In the comments readers give their personal recommendations as well.

Liberty Heights Avenue and Garrison Boulivard

Here’s a Google Map of the author’s Blatimore neighborhood. Like before, take a walk around with Google’s street feature.


Police Shootings: By The Numbers

Officer Involved Deaths:

Mapping Police Violence: https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/

Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings-2017/

The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/series/counted-us-police-killings

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforcement_officers_in_the_United_States

US Police Deaths:

BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36826297

Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/missouri-police-officer-killed-shot-2017-647464

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund: http://www.nleomf.org/facts/research-bulletins/

Prince Jones

Here are some articles about the killing of Prince Jones.

Washington Post: Officer Liable in Prince Jones Killing

Washington City Paper: Black Victim, Black Cop, Black County

People: An Echo of Gunfire

August’s Book: Between the World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coats


This month I’m encouraging you to listen to the audiobook version of the book. If you choose to read over listen to the book, that is fine. The discussion will be August 28. If you have a friend who wants to join the discussion they can pick up a copy at the circulation desk.

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