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Augie Reads 2019-2020: Between the World and Me

Web resources to supplement the 2019 Augie Reads book

Richard Wright

James Baldwin

When Between the World and Me was published, novelist Toni Morrison famously declared Coates the intellectual heir to another major American writer and thinker: James Baldwin. In fact, Coates himself has cited Baldwin as a major influence on his work. So what’s the connection? As you read the articles below, think about why it might be important to know how one writer has influenced another.