P&P Live! Ta-Nehisi Coates — The Beautiful Struggle - with Nic Stone

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 7:00pm

Join Ta-Nehisi Coates and Nic Stone as they discuss the powerful young adult edition of Coates’ The Beautiful Struggle. A candid coming-of-age memoir, this adaptation explores one boy’s journey to manhood and his relationship with his larger-than-life father. Coates grew up in the tumultuous 1980s in Baltimore, known then as the murder capital of the United States, with seven siblings, four mother figures, and one highly unconventional father: Paul Coates, a Vietnam vet, Black Panther, and Afrocentric scholar. Coates’s gripping story lays bare the struggles of inner-city kids, detailing the challenges on the streets and within families.

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.

Nic Stone is the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of the young adult novels Dear Martin, Odd One Out, Jackpot, and Dear Justyce, and the middle-grade novel Clean Getaway. Born and raised in the Atlanta suburbs, she worked in teen mentoring before becoming a full-time author.

Ages 14 and up

An event ticket is required to attend this event. The ticket options include:

  • Event Admission + Book (Store Pickup) - $18
  • Event Admission + Book (Domestic Shipping) - $25
  • Event Admission Only (NO BOOK, Limited Quantity) - $5

Each ticket purchase that includes a copy of The Beautiful Struggle will come with a signed bookplate, while supplies last.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Live! event.


Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Child & Teen
The Beautiful Struggle (Adapted for Young Adults) By Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984894021
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - January 12th, 2021

Dear Justyce By Nic Stone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984829665
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Not Signed or Personalized