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The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother



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Author
McBride, James
Descriptors
Biography
Interracial Marriages
Memoirs
Mothers and Sons
Nonfiction
Location/Setting:
Harlem
The South
Time Period:
1920s
1930s
1940s
1950s
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Summary
In this touching homage to his mother, James McBride paints a portrait of growing up in a black neighborhood as the child of an interracial marriage. Although raised an Orthodox Jew in the South, McBride's mother abandoned her heritage, moved to Harlem and married a black man in the 1940s. She raised 12 children who all went on to graduate from college and have successful careers.
Critique
A moving story that reminds us we are all human beings first. Poignant. Highly recommend.
ISBN
1573220221
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# of Pages
256
Published
1996
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Reviewer's Initials: EJ SH ED


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