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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
McBride, James, 1957-
Color of water.
New York : Riverhead Books, 1996
|Named Person:||Ruth McBride-Jordan; James McBride; James McBride; Ruth McBride-Jordan|
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|ISBN:||1573220221 9781573220224 9781417788248 1417788240|
|Awards:||Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 1997.|
|Description:||xiii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
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This volume is the autobiography of the author, first published in 1995; it is also a tribute to his mother. The chapters alternate between the author's descriptions of his early life and first-person accounts of his mother Ruth's life, mostly taking place before her son was born. The author depicts the conflicting emotions that he endured as he struggled to discover who he truly was, as his mother narrates the hardships that she had to overcome as a white, Jewish woman who chose to marry a black man in 1942.
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The Color of Water
I had to read this book as a summer assignment going into high school. I believed that I would hate it, and it would take me forever to finish. On the contrary, I discovered that once I started, I couldn't put the book down. I was captivated. I loved the way McBride used two different points of views...
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