James McBride grew up one of twelve siblings in the all-black housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn, the son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white. The object of McBride's constant embarrassment and continuous fear for her safety, his mother was an inspiring figure, who through sheer force of will saw her dozen children through college, and many through graduate school. McBride was an adult before he discovered the truth about his mother: The daughter of a failed itinerant Orthodox rabbi in ...

The Color of Water 2008, Hachette Australia, Sydney

ISBN-13: 9780733623158

10th anniversary edition

Mass-market paperback

The Color of Water 1999, Audio Literature

ISBN-13: 9780787120573


Audiobook cassette

Color of Water 1997, Hachette Australia, Sydney

ISBN-13: 9780733605758


Mass-market paperback

The Color of Water 1996, Riverhead Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781573220224