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James McBride

Awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Obama, James McBride is an accomplished musician and author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird , the #1 bestselling American classic The Color of Water , and the bestsellers Song Yet Sung and Miracle at St. Anna , which was turned into a film by Spike Lee. He is also the author of Kill 'Em and Leave , a James Brown biography. McBride is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.