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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
James McBride was an adult before he learned his mother's story. The daughter of an Orthodox rabbi in rural Virginia, she ran away to Harlem, married a black man, and founded an all-black Baptist church in her living room in Red Hook, Brooklyn
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
F128.9.N3
LC item number
M3 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "G.K. Hall large print core collection"--T.p. verso
  • Originally published: New York : Riverhead Books, 1996
Control code
1446328
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
296 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780783818047
Isbn Type
(lg. print) (hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
96014706
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34516065
  • (OCoLC)34516065
Label
The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother, James McBride
Publication
Note
  • "G.K. Hall large print core collection"--T.p. verso
  • Originally published: New York : Riverhead Books, 1996
Control code
1446328
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
296 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780783818047
Isbn Type
(lg. print) (hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
96014706
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34516065
  • (OCoLC)34516065

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