One Book, One Oak Park to explore Coates

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By Michael Romain

Staff Reporter

"To be black in the Baltimore of my youth was to be naked before the elements of the world, before all the guns, fists, knives, crack, rape, and disease," writes Ta-Nehisi Coates in his 2015 book-long essay, Between the World and Me.

Community members will discuss the book on June 22 at the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, 1041 South Blvd., from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. This discussion is part of the Oak Park Public Library's "One Book, One Oak Park" community reading program. The initiative is designed to connect "neighbors, families and friends over one great title," according to a description of the program on the library's website.

— Michael Romain


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