The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother

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 powe...

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Main Author: McBride, James, 1957- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Riverhead Books, [1996]
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Table of Contents:
  • Dead
  • The bicycle
  • Kosher
  • Black power
  • The Old Testament
  • The New Testament
  • Sam
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Shul
  • School
  • Boys
  • Daddy
  • New York
  • Chicken man
  • Graduation
  • Driving
  • Lost in Harlem
  • Lost in Delaware
  • The promise
  • Old man Shilsky
  • A bird who flies
  • A Jew discovered
  • Dennis
  • New brown
  • Finding Ruthie.