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The Resource The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother, James McBride

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

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The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother
Title
The color of water
Title remainder
a Black man's tribute to his white mother
Statement of responsibility
James McBride
Title variation
color of water
Title variation remainder
a Black mans tribute to his white mother
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who is Ruth McBridge Jordan? A sel-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
Summary
Who was Ruth McBride Jordan? Not even her son knew the answer to that question until he embarked on a twelve-year journey that changed himself and his family forever. Born Rachel Deborah Shilsky, she began life as the daughter of an angry, failed orthodox Jewish rabbi in the South. To escape her unhappy childhood, Ruth ran away to Harlem, married a black man, became a Baptist and started an all-black church. Her son James tells of growing up with inner confusions, chaos, and financial hardships; of his own flirtation with drugs and violence; of the love and faith his mother gave her twelve children; and of his belated coming-to-coming with her Jewish heritage. The result is a powerful portrait of growing up, a meditation on race and identity, and a poignant, beautifully crafted hymn from a son to his mother
Tone
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 1997.
Biography type
autobiography
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155447
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 974.7/100496073/0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F130.N4
LC item number
M38 1996
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a Black man's tribute to his white mother
Label
The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother, James McBride
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Publication
Control code
78230
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 228 p.
Isbn
9781573220224
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95037243
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33044768
  • (OCoLC)33044768
Label
The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother, James McBride
Publication
Control code
78230
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 228 p.
Isbn
9781573220224
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95037243
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33044768
  • (OCoLC)33044768

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