Literature by People of Color

The Literature by People of Color Group will discuss The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride (Riverhead, $16.00). The son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white, James McBride grew up in the poor, all-black projects of Brooklyn. "Mommy," a fiercely protective woman, herded her brood to free cultural events, sent them off on buses to the best schools, demanded good grades, and commanded respect. As a young man, McBride saw his mother as a source of embarrassment, worry, and confusion--and reached thirty before he began to discover the truth about her early life and long-buried pain. In The Color of Water, McBride retraces his mother's footsteps and, through her searing and spirited voice, recreates her remarkable story.

Event date: 
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594481925
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2006