The Color of Water by James McBride
The Color of Water by James McBride
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The Color of Water by James McBride

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As a boy in Brooklyn, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked her about it, she'd simply say, 'I'm light-skinned.' Later he wondered if he was different too and asked his mother if he was black or white. 'You're a human being,' she snapped. 'Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!' And when James asked what colour God was, she said, 'God is the color of water'...As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story - the story of a rabbi's daughter, born in Poland and raised in the South, who fled to Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church and put twelve children through college. The Color of Water is James McBride's tribute to his remarkable, eccentric, determined mother - and an eloquent exploration of what family means.

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Paperback, excellent condition. 

Published by Hachette, 2008 (first published 1997).

ISBN: 9780733623158