Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates' latest book, Between the World and Me, National Book Award winner, is a raw, beautiful, and powerful letter from Coates to his fifteen year old son.  Coates' narrative offers a profound description of what its like to be a black man in America today; he describes feelings of powerless and rage that all of us can relate to, but that some of us have to contend with more than others on an every day basis. His honestly about his experience as a man and as a father is refreshing; yet in the truths he exposes so plainly, we are put in touch with a system in America that has been and is still painfully unjust. The humanity and art with which he describes all of this to us is touching. 

We also recommend the audiobook, which he reads himself. Here is a link to an article from Slate which describes the book well: