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

by James McBride | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1573225789 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mom2jwn of East Freedom, Pennsylvania USA on 9/14/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by mom2jwn from East Freedom, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, September 14, 2006
As a boy in Brooklyn's Red hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say, "I'm light-skinned." Later he wondered if he was different, too, and asked his mother if he was black or white? "You're a human being," she snapped. "Educate yourself or you'll be nobody!" ANd when James asked what color God was, she said, "God is the color of water." As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story--the story of a Rabbi's daughter, born in Poland & raised in the South, who fled to Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church, & put 12 children through college. The color of water is James McBride's tribute to his remarkable, eccentric, determined mother--and an eloquent exploration of what family really means.

Released 11 yrs ago (11/4/2007 UTC) at Jumieges' bio/memoir bookbox in -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Journal Entry 3 by Jumieges from Gordonsville, Virginia USA on Friday, November 16, 2007
The bookbox finally made its way back to me, thanks for participating!

Released 10 yrs ago (11/7/2008 UTC) at Jumieges's bios/memoirs/non-fiction bookbox, Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 5 by mazzlestar from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 05, 2009
Taken from Jumieges' bio/memoir bookbox, sorry for the seriously late journalling, I took them out and forgot about journalling!

Journal Entry 6 by mazzlestar at Broadgate Park in Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Saturday, June 19, 2010

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