|By (author):||Coates, Ta-Nehisi|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General|
|YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / Parents|
|YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / General|
|YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in|
|From The Publisher*||Adapted from the adult memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Water Dancer and Between the World and Me, this father-son story explores how boys become men, and quite specifically, how Ta-Nehisi Coates became Ta-Nehisi Coates.|
Coates grew up in the tumultuous 1980's in Baltimore, known as the murder capital back then. With seven siblings, four mothers, and one highly unconventional father: Paul Coates, a larger-than-life Vietnam Vet, Black Panther, Afrocentric scholar, Ta-Nehisi's coming of age story is gripping and lays bare the struggles of inner-city kids.
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.
Praise for the adult edition of THE BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE:
"Ta-Nehisi Coates is the young James Joyce of the hip-hop generation." --Walter Mosley
"Haunting and healing . . . a splendid memoir" --Essence
"A brilliant coming-of-age story." --People
|Biographical Note||Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of The Water Dancer, The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between the World and Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Ta-Nehisi lives in New York City with his wife and son. Visit him online at Ta-NehisiCoates.com and @tanehisipcoates on Instagram.|