The Color of Water
  • Author : James McBride
  • Release Date : 20 September 2021
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Genre : Belonging
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 13 : 0733623158
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Download or read book entitled The Color of Water written by James McBride and published by Unknown online. This book was released on 20 September 2021 with total pages 301. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.