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James McBride

James McBride is an award-winning writer and musician. His memoir and tribute to his mother, "The Color of Water", which was on the "New York Times" bestseller list for more than two years, was published worldwide and won the prestigious Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. As a composer McBride has written songs for Anita Baker, Grover Washington Jr., and Gary Burton; he received the American Music Theater Festival's Stephen Sondheim Award for his jazz/pop musical "Bobos". He lives in Pennsylvania.