Absolutely essential for white folks like me
I am 76 and have never before been exposed to what it is like to grow up black, especially grow up as a black male. This is an eye opener. Short, punchy, specific and very well written. I gave it as a Christmas present to my grown children. Coates writes it as a letter to his son. I have started to reread my copy. Buy now. Read it. Give it as a gift.