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The Color of Water : A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
The Color of Water A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author: James McBride
This is a book that will "make you proud to be a member of the human race," says Mirabella, and countless readers have already discovered its power. Written in remembrance of his Polish-born, Southern-raised Jewish mother, who married a black man and raised twelve children, all of whom completed college, "The Color of Water" ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781573225786
ISBN-10: 1573225789
Publication Date: 2/1/1997
Pages: 336
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4 stars, based on 552 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 14
An interesting read in the manner of how the author writes every other chapter in the voice of his mother. She is an non complicated person who against many odds manages to raise 12 children to responsible adulthood. Easy to read, a nice summer book.
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Helpful Score: 13
I loved this book. It was very emotional. The author experienced so much conflict about his racial identity. He did not learn about his mother's past until he started researching the book. The story is amazing.
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Helpful Score: 13
This is a book that should be required reading for every high school kid in this country. Where did this woman get the strength (both physical and spiritual) to overcome the adversity that she was faced with every day of her life. It's all about the power of education and faith.
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Helpful Score: 13
This memoir of a man trying to find his identity as a mixed race man, really hit home because my friend's son is mixed race and it reminded me of him. It simply tells of his life and how he tried to identify with both of his races and the struggle to fit in. The book told the story from his mother's point of view and also from his.
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Helpful Score: 11
Terrific book... I couldn't put it down... I read it through throughout the day... yes, one day that is how good it is... Like reading two stories at once... reading about the mother when she finally shares her past with her son as well as reading about the son all the things he overcame to find who he really is... dg
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Well written and totally relatable.
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Wonderful book. Everyone should read it!
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I love James McBride's mother. A woman facing every possible social adversity of her time, raising an enormous family and defying any who will stand in her way.


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