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

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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 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 terms 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.

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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 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 terms 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.

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subject_facetMcBride, James, -- 1957-
McBride-Jordan, Ruth, -- 1921-2010
Mothers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography
Racially mixed people -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
Racially mixed people -- Race identity -- New York (State) -- New York
Whites -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
title_displayThe color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother
title_fullThe Color of Water A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother / James McBride
title_shortThe color of water
title_suba Black man's tribute to his white mother
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
McBride, James
McBride-Jordan, Ruth
Mothers
Nonfiction
Race identity
Racially mixed people
Whites