Bear's Best of 2015!
As we start to wind down 2015, I've been seeing a lot of best-of lists. You know I need everyone to know what I think. So here are mine. My favorite books published in 2015. I'm ready for you, 2016... come at me, brah! Have you ever read a debut novel by an author and saw in stunning clarity the respect and awards in that author's future? Chigozie Obioma's first novel gave me that vision from the first paragraph. [read more] The greatest and most transformative moments i
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates The greatest and most transformative moments in Between the World and Me is when I found myself starting to say "Now, wait a second... I don't do that." THOSE are the moments every person who identifies as white needs to read. THOSE are the moments that make this book required reading when it comes to trying to teach people about the depth to which we've stripped black people of their humanity in this country. THIS is the book t