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The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother Paperback – February 7, 2006

4.7 out of 5 stars 2,217 ratings

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"[A] triumph."—The New York Times Book Review

"As lively as a novel, a well-written, thoughtful contribution to the literature on race."—The Washington Post Book World

"Inspiring."—Glamour

"Vibrant."—The Boston Globe

"James McBride evokes his childhood trek across the great racial divide with the kind of power and grace that touches and uplifts all hearts."—Bebe Moore Campbell

About the Author

James McBride is an accomplished musician and author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, the #1 bestselling American classic The Color of Water, and the bestsellers Song Yet Sung and Miracle at St. Anna. He is also the author of Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. A recipient of the National Humanities Medal in 2016, McBride is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.

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  • Item Weight : 8.8 ounces
  • ISBN-10 : 9781594481925
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1594481925
  • Paperback : 295 pages
  • Product Dimensions : 5.16 x 0.7 x 7.92 inches
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books; 1st Edition (February 7, 2006)
  • ASIN : 159448192X
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 2,217 ratings