The color of water: a Black man's tribute to his white mother

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As a boy in Brooklyn's Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked 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 color 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 really means.
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subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Parent & Adult Child
McBride, James, -- 1957-
McBride-Jordan, Ruth, -- 1921-2010
Mothers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography
Racially mixed people -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
Racially mixed people -- Race identity
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
Whites -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
title_display The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother
title_full The Color of Water A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
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title_short The color of water :
title_sub a Black man's tribute to his white mother
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography
McBride, James
McBride-Jordan, Ruth
Mothers
Nonfiction
Race identity
Racially mixed people
Whites