The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride

A black man and his 11 siblings were raised in predominately African American sections in the boroughs of New York by his white mother.  She didn’t speak of her upbringing while the children were growing up.  Mr. McBride explores her past while recounting his childhood. This is an engrossing biography about race, religion and human nature.

2 thoughts on “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride

  1. Marie

    My son had to read this for his freshman college English class, and I read it when he was finished. Excellent book, poignant, and I wish I had her guts, courage, chutzpah, stamina, faith.

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