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

by James McBride

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The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
jaybirdd 4 months ago
Looking for a good read The color or water is a book all readers can relate to. It was written by writer and musician, James McBride. This book is based on a conversation between him and his mother Ruth. James mainly focuses on his upbringing as a child, and getting to understand his family history and really getting to know his mother who was much privatized. Ruth life was something she was not fond of talking about. She was born an Orthodox Jew, Ruchel Dwarja Aylska, on April 1, 1992. She was shunned from her family because of her unorthodox decisions. Where she broke free and was able to be happy with who she was. She raised 12 children in a very hard time with just the bare minimum making education her main focus. All 12 of her children attended great colleges perusing rewarding careers. If you have not read this book I highly recommend you do this book will teach you to appreciate and value the lessons you learn.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I read this book in college for one of my English classes. I loved it and how he describes his mother in a way that we all could relate to.
EscapeBookClub on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
We read this in April 2000. One of us rated it 10 out of 10 and cried in the end too. The others rated it average! There were a lot of issues to be discussed though and it generated an interesting discussion.