Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Color of Water

The Color of Water
by James McBride [305.8 McB]

The author explores and tackles the hot-button issue of racial identity by confronting all the issues that haunted him in his past. He pays homage to the courage, strength, and wisdom of his Jewish mother, who refused to be defeated by all the bigotry, hatred, and abuse the world fostered on her and her children. [If you like this one, you may also enjoy Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane and Cry, the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton, and Go Tell it on the Mountain, by James Baldwin.] [One of the 2009 One Book - One Lincoln finalists.][Also available in downloadable audio, book-on-cd, and Large Print formats.] -- recommended by Jim W. - Gere Branch Library

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