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The color of water Item Preview. The color of water by McBride, James. Publication date 2006. DOWNLOAD OPTIONS download 1 file. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother. The son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white, James McBride grew up in 'orchestrated chaos' with his. After years of badgering, James has finally found out about Suffolk, Virginia, where Ruth grew up. James wants to understand where she came from, and wants to understand who he is. Ruth isn’t very helpful, and claims not to remember anyone in the town, but she tells James he can look for her friend Frances or her family. Once he gets into town James goes to a McDonald’s, which he realizes. The Color of Water 10th Anniversary Edition By James McBride EBOOK Get The Color of Water 10th Anniversary Edition By James McBride EBOOK Product Details Sales Rank: #16892 in eBooks Published on: 2006-02-07 Released on: 2006-02-07 Format: Kindle eBook 157 of 159 people found the following review helpful. A LOVING TRIBUTE TO MOM.


From the author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Birdand the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year.

In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .38 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project’s drug dealer at point-blank range.

The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBride’s funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird. In Deacon King Kong, McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood’s Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself.

As the story deepens, it becomes clear that the lives of the characters–caught in the tumultuous swirl of 1960s New York–overlap in unexpected ways. When the truth does emerge, McBride shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, that the best way to grow is to face change without fear, and that the seeds of love lie in hope and compassion.

Bringing to these pages both his masterly storytelling skills and his abiding faith in humanity, James McBride has written a novel every bit as involving as The Good Lord Bird and as emotionally honest as The Color of Water. Told with insight and wit, Deacon King Kong demonstrates that love and faith live in all of us.

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National Book Award & Best Selling Author

James McBride

James McBride is an award-winning author, musician, and screenwriter. His landmark memoir, The Color of Water, published in 1996, has sold millions of copies and spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list. Considered an American classic, it is read in schools and universities across the United States. His debut novel, Miracle at St. Anna, was turned into a 2008 film by Oscar-winning writer and director Spike Lee, with a script written by McBride. His 2013 novel, The Good Lord Bird, about American abolitionist John Brown, won the National Book Award for Fiction and will be a Showtime limited series in fall 2020 starring Ethan Hawke.

5 Carat Soul

A product of the complicated history of the American South, James Brown was a cultural shape-shifter who arguably had the greatest influence on American popular music of any artist.


Kill Em And Leave

A product of the complicated history of the American South, James Brown was a cultural shape-shifter who arguably had the greatest influence on American popular music of any artist.

The Color Of Water

This fascinating, superbly written memoir was a New York Times bestseller for two years. To date it has sold sold more than 2.1 million copies worldwide and been translated into more than 16 languages.

Good Lord Bird

From the bestselling author of The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive.

Miracle At St. Anna

Set in Italy during World War II, Miracle At St. Anna is the story of a six-year-old Italian orphan who befriends a shy, giant Negro soldier named Sam Train of the alll-black 92nd Infantry Buffalo Division.

Song Yet Sung

Song Yet Sung brings into view a world long misunderstood in American fiction: Slavery’s haunting choices, pressing both whites and blacks to search for relief in a world where all seemed to lose their moral compass.

McBride has a flair for fashioning comedy whose buoyant outrageousness barely conceals both a steely command of big and small narrative elements and a river-deep supply of humane intelligence. An exuberant comic opera set to the music of life.

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James McBride at the 2013 Texas Book Festival.
BornSeptember 11, 1957 (age 63)
New York City, US
OccupationJournalist; musician
Alma materOberlin College
GenreMemoir; screenplay
Notable worksThe Color of WaterThe Good Lord Bird. (National Book Award, 2013)
Relatives11 siblings

James McBride (born September 11, 1957)[1] is an American writer and musician. He is the recipient of the 2013 National Book Award for fiction for his novel The Good Lord Bird.

Early life[edit]

McBride's father, Rev. Andrew D. McBride (August 8, 1911 – April 5, 1957) was African-American; he died of cancer at the age of 45. His mother, Ruchel Dwajra Zylska (name later changed to Rachel Deborah Shilsky, and later changed again to Ruth McBride Jordan; April 1, 1921 – January 9, 2010), was a Jewish immigrant from Poland. James was raised in Brooklyn's Red Hook housing projects and was the last child Ruth had from her first marriage, the last child of Rev. Andrew McBride, and the eighth of 12 children.

McBride states:

I'm proud of my Jewish history....Technically I guess you could say I'm Jewish since my mother was Jewish...but she converted (to Christianity). So the question is for theologians to answer. ... I just get up in the morning happy to be living.'[2]

His memoir, The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother (1995), describes his family history and his relationship with his mother.[3]

McBride graduated from Oberlin College in 1979.



Books and screenplays[edit]

McBride is well known for his 1995 memoir, the bestselling book The Color of Water, which describes his life growing up in a large, poor American-African family that was led by his white Jewish mother. McBride's mother was strict and the daughter of an Orthodoxrabbi. During her first marriage to Rev. Andrew McBride, she converted to Christianity and became a devout Christian. The memoir spent over two years on The New York Times bestseller list, and has become an American classic. It is read in high schools and universities across America, has been translated into 16 languages, and sold more than 2.5 million copies.[4]

In 2002, he published a novel, Miracle at St. Anna, drawing on the history of the overwhelmingly African-American 92nd Infantry Division in the Italian campaign from mid-1944 to April 1945. The book was adapted into the movie Miracle at St. Anna, directed by Spike Lee, released on September 26, 2008.

In 2005, McBride published the first volume of The Process, a CD-based documentary about life as lived by low-profile jazz musicians.

His 2008 novel, Song Yet Sung, is about an enslaved woman who has dreams about the future, and a wide array of freed black people, enslaved people, and whites whose lives come together in the odyssey that surrounds the last weeks of this woman's life. Harriet Tubman served as an inspiration for the book, and it provides a fictional depiction of a code of communication that enslaved people used to help runaways attain freedom. The book, based on real-life events that occurred on Maryland's Eastern Shore, also featured the notorious criminal Patty Cannon as a villain.[5]

In 2012, McBride co-wrote and co-produced Red Hook Summer (2012) with Spike Lee.[6]

In July 2013, McBride co-authored Hard Listening (2013) with the rest of the Rock Bottom Remainders (published by Coliloquy).[7]

In August 2013, The Good Lord Bird, a comedy novel, was released by Riverhead Books. The work details the life of notorious abolitionist John Brown. For this book, McBride won the 2013 National Book Award for fiction.[8]

On September 22, 2016, President Barack Obama awarded McBride the 2015 National Humanities Medal 'for humanizing the complexities of discussing race in America. Through writings about his own uniquely American story, and his works of fiction informed by our shared history, his moving stories of love display the character of the American family.'[9]

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Saxophonist and composer[edit]

McBride is the tenor saxophonist for the Rock Bottom Remainders, a group of best-selling authors who are also musicians. 'Hopefully', McBride says, 'the group has retired for good.' He also toured as a saxophonist with jazz legend Little Jimmy Scott and has his own band that plays an eclectic blend of music.

He has written songs for Anita Baker, Grover Washington Jr., Pura Fé, and Gary Burton.[10] McBride composed the theme music for the Clint Harding Network, Jonathan Demme's New Orleans documentary Right to Return, and the Off-Broadway musical Bobos, written by playwright Ed Shockley.[11]

McBride was awarded the American Music Theater Festival's Stephen Sondheim Award in 1993, the American Arts and Letters Richard Rodgers Award in 1996, and the inaugural ASCAP Richard Rodgers Horizons Award in 1996.[12]

Personal life[edit]

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McBride is currently a Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University. He has three children and lives between New York City and Lambertville, New Jersey.[13]


  • The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother (1995)
  • Miracle at St. Anna (2002)
  • Song Yet Sung (2008)
  • The Good Lord Bird (2013)
  • Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul (2016)
  • Five-Carat Soul (2017)
  • Deacon King Kong (2020)


  • Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
  • Red Hook Summer (2012)


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  1. ^Good Reads
  2. ^Sherwin, Elisabeth (February 9, 1997). 'One man's unique story about poverty, race, family'. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
  3. ^Hevesi, Dennis (January 2010). 'Ruth McBride Jordan, Subject of Son's Book 'Color of Water,' Dies at 88'. New York Times. Retrieved January 28, 2010.
  4. ^'One Book, One Philadelphia: The Color of Water Reading Guide'. Free Library of Philadelphia. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  5. ^Bell, Madison Smartt (February 3, 2008). 'Prophetic Dreams'. New York Times. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  6. ^'James McBride'. African American Literature Book Club. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  7. ^'Hard Listening'.
  8. ^'2013 National Book Award Winner, fiction'. National Book Foundation. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  9. ^Dwyer, Colin (September 22, 2016). 'At White House, A Golden Moment For America's Great Artists And Patrons'. NPR. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  10. ^Brandeis.eduArchived September 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^Carlozo, Louis (February 26, 2008). 'My other passion / JAMES McBRIDE'. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  12. ^'James McBride (bio)'. Rock Bottom Remainders. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  13. ^Julie Bosman, 'Traveling With John Brown Along the Road to Literary Celebrity', The New York Times, November 24, 2013.

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