'I Have Waited 15 Years For This Moment'

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Ta-Nehisi’s acceptance speech for the National Book Award is up:

Here's an excerpt from Between the World and Me, “A Letter to My Son,” if you haven’t read it yet. Peruse here the nine essays we commissioned related to the book. Constructive criticism from readers here, here, and here. Five varied roundups of reader stories of racism here. And here’s a video of TNC reading from his award-winning book: