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The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother

Author: James McBride
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, [1996] ©1996
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve children. James McBridge, journalist, musician and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful memoir.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McBride, James, 1957-
Color of water.
New York : Riverhead Books, 1996
(OCoLC)805924863
Named Person: Ruth McBride-Jordan; James McBride; James McBride; Ruth McBride-Jordan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James McBride
ISBN: 1573220221 9781573220224
OCLC Number: 33044768
Description: xiii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Dead --
The bicycle --
Kosher --
Black power --
The Old Testament --
The New Testament --
Sam --
Brothers and sisters --
Shul --
School --
Boys --
Daddy --
New York --
Chicken man --
Graduation --
Driving --
Lost in Harlem --
Lost in Delaware --
The promise --
Old man Shilsky --
A bird who flies --
A Jew discovered --
Dennis --
New brown --
Finding Ruthie.
Responsibility: James McBride.

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Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve children. James McBridge, journalist, musician and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful memoir.

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