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


As a boy in Brooklyn, James McBride knew that his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say, "I'm light-skinned". Later he ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750

A great Tribute !!!!

by NataliaG on Apr 15, 2010

This book is, indeed, a tribute to the author's mother. In it, the author, a man whose mother was white and his father black, tells two stories: that of his mother and his own. Tautly written in spare, clear prose, it is a wonderful story of a bi-racial family who succeeded and achieved the American ... More


"God is the color of water"

by KBreda on Jan 28, 2009

In his book, The Color of Water, James McBride tells the story of his mother's life and the story of his own search for identity. It is the remarkably moving story of a young woman who is compelled to leave her home, her family, and her Orthodox Jewish faith and heritage behind her. Rachel Shilsky ... More



by merksee42 on Jul 2, 2007




by missyq on May 17, 2007

This book was so inspiring and full of perseverance. The end result of so much struggling is the most beautiful payoff I've ever seen.Three Thumbs Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More

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