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The color of water a black man's tribute to his white mother : [book discussion kit]

A young African American man describes growing up as one of twelve children of a white mother and Black father, and discusses his mother's contributions to his life and his confusion over his own identity.

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  • "Colour of water"
  • "Color of water"

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  • "A young African American man describes growing up as one of twelve children of a white mother and Black father, and discusses his mother's contributions to his life and his confusion over his own identity."@en
  • "James McBride was an adult before he learned his mother's story. The daughter of an Orthodox rabbi in rural Virginia, she ran away to Harlem, married a black man, and founded an all-black Baptist church in her living room in Red Hook, Brooklyn."
  • "The Stephen Sondheim award winning musician and journalist's memoir of the life of his white mother in Harlem. Around her narrative the author writes about growing up, a meditation on race and identity, and a poignant, beautifully crafted hymn from a son to his mother."@en
  • "An African-American male tells of his mother, a white woman, who refused to admit her true identity."@en
  • "Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.The son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white, James McBride grew up in "orchestrated chaos" with his eleven siblings in the poor, all-black projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. "Mommy," a fiercely protective woman with "dark eyes full of pep and fire," herded her brood to Manhattan's free cultural events, sent them off on buses to the best (and mainly Jewish) schools, demanded good grades, and commanded respect. As a young man, McBride saw his mother as a source of embarrassment, worry, and confusion?and reached thirty before he began to discover the truth about her early life and long-buried pain.In The Color of Water, McBride retraces his mother's footsteps and, through her searing and spirited voice, recreates her remarkable story. The daughter of a failed itinerant Orthodox rabbi, she was born Rachel Shilsky (actually Ruchel Dwara Zylska) in Poland on April 1, 1921. Fleeing pogroms, her family emigrated to America and ultimately settled in Suffolk, Virginia, a small town where anti-Semitism and racial tensions ran high. With candor and immediacy, Ruth describes her parents' loveless marriage; her fragile, handicapped mother; her cruel, sexually-abusive father; and the rest of the family and life she abandoned.At seventeen, after fleeing Virginia and settling in New York City, Ruth married a black minister and founded the all- black New Brown Memorial Baptist Church in her Red Hook living room. "God is the color of water," Ruth McBride taught her children, firmly convinced that life's blessings and life's values transcend race. Twice widowed, and continually confronting overwhelming adversity and racism, Ruth's determination, drive and discipline saw her dozen children through college?and most through graduate school. At age 65, she herself received a degree in social work from Temple University.Interspersed throughout his mother's compelling narrative, McBride shares candid recollections of his own experiences as a mixed-race child of poverty, his flirtations with drugs and violence, and his eventual self- realization and professional success. The Color of Water touches readers of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a lyrical valentine to a mother from her son."@en
  • "Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve children. James McBridge, journalist, musician and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful memoir."@en
  • "Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve children. James McBride, journalist, musician and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful memoir."
  • "De kleur van water. - Een jonge joodse vrouw keert haar familie de rug toe en trouwt met een zwarte baptistendominee."
  • "An African American man describes life as the son of a white mother and Black father, reflecting on his mother's contributions to his life and his confusion over his own identity."@en
  • "An African American man describes life as the son of a white mother and Black father, reflecting on his mother's contributions to his life and his confusion over his own identity."
  • "Het leven van een jonge joodse vrouw die haar familie de rug toekeert en trouwt met een zwarte baptistendominee, verteld door een van haar twaalf kinderen."
  • "This volume is the autobiography of the author, first published in 1995; it is also a tribute to his mother. The chapters alternate between the author's descriptions of his early life and first-person accounts of his mother Ruth's life, mostly taking place before her son was born. The author depicts the conflicting emotions that he endured as he struggled to discover who he truly was, as his mother narrates the hardships that she had to overcome as a white, Jewish woman who chose to marry a black man in 1942."
  • "A black man's tribute to his white mother."@en

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  • "Miscellaneous fiction"@en
  • "Erlebnisbericht"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Biography"
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"
  • "Biography"@en

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  • "The Color of water: a Black man's tribute to his white mother"
  • "Wo de te yi mu qin"
  • "Die Farbe von Wasser Erinnerungen"
  • "Tsevaʻ ha-mayim : hoḳarato shel ish shaḥor le-imo ha-levanah"
  • "The color of water a black man's tribute to his white mother : [book discussion kit]"@en
  • "Shui de yan se"
  • "The Color of the Water"@en
  • "我的特異母親"
  • "La couleur de l'eau"
  • "Suyun rengi"
  • "Color of water: a black man's ttribute to his white mother"@en
  • "De kleur van water : een schrijnend verhaal over wat familie werkelijk kan betekenen"
  • "Farbe Von Wasser : Erinnerungen"
  • "Die Farbe von Wasser : Erinnerungen"
  • "The color of water [local]"
  • "컬러 오브 워터 : 흑인 아들 이 백인 어머니 에게 바치는 글"
  • "Lawn al-māʼ"
  • "K'ŏllŏ obŭ wŏt'ŏ : hŭgin adŭl i paegin ŏmŏni ege pach'inŭn kŭl"
  • "The color of water a black man's tribute to his white mother"@en
  • "The Color of Water : a Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother"@en
  • "The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother"@en
  • "The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother"
  • "Suyun rengi : anılar"
  • "Die Farbe von Wasser"
  • "Die farbe von wasser : Erinnerungen"
  • "The color of water a Black man's tribute to his white mother"@en
  • "The color of water"
  • "The color of water"@en
  • "The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his White mother"
  • "The color of water : a black man's tribute to his white mother"@en
  • "水的颜色"
  • "The color of water : a black man's tribute to his white mother"

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