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The Color of Water

By James McBride

The Color of Water
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  • Hardcover: Feb 1996,
    228 pages.
    Paperback: Feb 1997,
    228 pages.

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Sarah (10/19/04)

This book is amazing. Once you begin reading you cannot stop. You will have to remind yourself that these events did actually happen to real people.
Keisha Mason (10/13/04)

This book was beyond excellent....I luv the way James include his story and his mothers....and also how they came together...so well.......
victor11 (09/10/04)

i really liked this book - it gives us many lessons of life - first of all adversity gives a person the strength to fight against all the difficulties .Ruth McBride fought against all odds ,and brought up all her children succesfully .they became doctors ,writers etc....!!!!!!! she went through a lot of problems from her childhood to her adulthood .she inspired her children to fight against all the difficulties in life and cross all the hurdles with determination and courage .she never let her children form negative opinions regarding distinctions in color etc ...!!! i loved this book .iam a high school student .this book was a novel as part of our curriculum .I recommend this book to all students and even adults out there!!! it is indeed a tribute to every mother !!!!!!!!
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emeka oli (08/20/04)

this book was a very good one. it's a good motivation and gives me the faith never loose hope.
emmeline (08/14/04)

A great book, a story of a young man searching to find his identity and uncoverying his mom's on the way. It helped me realize that heritegde is truly important no matter what race we are that what we have to remember our ancestors by.
Age 16
CJ (05/24/04)

I felt this book was an inspiriation to me and my heritage becuase It deals with a lot of the issues that I am facing racism in my life becuase of my race and this book gave me confort and a sence of security. Much love to my brother James McBride
calamia (05/15/04)

This book is very interested I hope it bring back memories from the past as other people read it. As I was reading this book it brought back memories of slavery.
Daun (03/02/04)

Being of a biracial family, this book helps to explain the reasons my grandmother, aunts, and uncles do some of the things that they do. My grandmother is white and raised five black children. After reading the book, I appreciate her stuggle and the struggle of many others like her even more. Even if you are not biracial, this book will make you think and appreciate lots of things.
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