The Color of Water
Score: 4
From 582 Ratings

The Color of Water


  • Author: James McBride
  • Release Date : 1997-02-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 1070254 Bytes


The New York Times bestselling story from the author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction.Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. 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 eleven siblings in the poor, all-black projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. "Mommy," a fiercely protective woman with "dark eyes ful...

Masters of Water-Colour Painting
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Masters of Water-Colour Painting


  • Author: Herbert Minton Cundall
  • Release Date : 2007-08-23
  • Genre: Art & Architecture
  • File Size: 621682 Bytes


This book is written about the earliest form of painting was with colours ground in water. Egyptian artists three thousand years B. C. used this method, and various mediums, such as wax and mastic, were added as a fixative. It was what is now known as tempera painting. The Greeks acquired their knowledge of the art from the Egyptians, and later the Romans dispersed it throughout Europe. They probably introduced tempera painting into this country for decoration of the walls of their houses. The English monks visited the Continent and learnt the art of miniature painting for illuminating their manuscripts by the same process. Owing to opaque white being mixed with the colours the term of painting in body-colour came in use. Painting in this manner was ...

The Color of Water
Score: 4
From 59 Ratings

The Color of Water


  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408832493


The Color of Water Book Description :

As a boy in Brooklyn's Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say 'I'm light-skinned.' Later he wondered if he was different too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. 'You're a human being,' she snapped. 'Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!' And when James asked what colour God was, she said 'God is the colour of water.' As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story - the story of a rabbi's daughter, born in Poland and raised in the South, who fled to Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church, and put twelve children through college....

The Color of Water
Score: 4
From 62 Ratings

The Color of Water


  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Tarcher
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004189691


The Color of Water Book Description :

A young African American man describes growing up as one of twelve children of a white mother and Black father, and discusses his mother's contributions to his life and his confusion over his own identity...

The Color of Water
Score: 4
From 65 Ratings

The Color of Water


  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-02-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1440636109


The Color of Water Book Description :

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Five-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. The incredible modern classic that Oprah.com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and launched James McBride’s literary career. Over two years on The New York Times bestseller list Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. 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 blac...

The Color of Water   AP Teaching Unit

The Color of Water AP Teaching Unit


  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1620190052


The Color of Water AP Teaching Unit Book Description :

Scoring a 5 on the AP Test Has Just Become Easier You no longer have to choose between "teaching the work" or "teaching to the test." Prestwick House Advanced Placement Teaching Units allow you to do both. Because we wanted the Prestwick House AP Teaching Units to meet the rigorous demands of the Advanced Placement class, we wrote detailed study guides that focus on the types of literary knowledge your students will have to demonstrate on their AP exams....

The Color of Water in July

The Color of Water in July


  • Author : Nora Carroll
  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-08-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1503945634


The Color of Water in July Book Description :

It's been a long seventeen years since Jess last saw her grandmother or visited the family cottage set on an idyllic lake in Northern Michigan. For all that time, she's been haunted by loss--of her innocence and her ability to trust and, most of all, of a profound summer romance that might have been something more. So when her grandmother leaves the house to her, Jess summons her courage and returns to a place full of memories--and secrets. There, she stumbles upon old letters and photographs of a time not so much forgotten as buried. As she begins to unravel the hidden histories of her mother and her grandmother, she makes a startling discovery about a tragic death that prompted her family's slow undoing. With every uneven and painful step into the ...

Song Yet Sung
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Song Yet Sung


  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-02-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101217665


Song Yet Sung Book Description :

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Five-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. In the days before the Civil War, a runaway slave named Liz Spocott breaks free from her captors and escapes into the labyrinthine swamps of Maryland’s eastern shore, setting loose a drama of violence and hope among slave catchers, plantation owners, watermen, runaway slaves, and free blacks. Liz is near death, wracked by disturbing visions of the future, and armed with “the Code,” a fiercely guarded cryptic means of communication for slaves on the run. Liz’s flight and her dreams of tomorrow will thrust all those near her toward a mysterious, redemptive fate. F...

Five Carat Soul
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Five Carat Soul


  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735216716


Five Carat Soul Book Description :

One of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2017 “A pinball machine zinging with sharp dialogue, breathtaking plot twists and naughty humor... McBride at his brave and joyous best.” —New York Times Book Review Exciting new fiction from James McBride, the first since his National Book Award–winning novel The Good Lord Bird. The stories in Five-Carat Soul—none of them ever published before—spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They’re funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic—all told with McBride’s unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us. An antiques dealer ...

Kill  Em and Leave
Score: 4
From 76 Ratings

Kill Em and Leave


  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679645627


Kill Em and Leave Book Description :

“You won’t leave this hypnotic book without feeling that James Brown is still out there, howling.”—The Boston Globe ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST Kill ’Em and Leave is more than a book about James Brown. Brown embodied the contradictions of American life: He was an unsettling symbol of the tensions between North and South, black and white, rich and poor. After receiving a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth, James McBride goes in search of the “real” James Brown. McBride’s travels take him to forgotten corners of Brown’s never-before-revealed history, illuminating not only our understanding of the immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated Godfather of Soul, ...

Ask the Passengers
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

Ask the Passengers


  • Author : A.S. King
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316214537


Ask the Passengers Book Description :

Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother's pushiness and her father's lack of interest tell her they're the last people she can trust. Instead, Astrid spends hours lying on the backyard picnic table watching airplanes fly overhead. She doesn't know the passengers inside, but they're the only people who won't judge her when she asks them her most personal questions . . . like what it means that she's falling in love with a girl. As her secret relationship becomes more intense and her friends demand answers, Astrid has nowhere left to turn. She can't share the truth with anyone except the people at thirty thousand feet, and they don't even know she's there. But little does Astrid know just how much even the tiniest connectio...

The Color of Heaven
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Color of Heaven


  • Author : Dong Hwa Kim
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781596434608


The Color of Heaven Book Description :

Ehwa tries to cope with her widowed mother's finding of new love, while she, after falling in love with Duksam, a young wrestler, discovers the pain of heartbreak when Master Cho sends Duksam away and asks for her hand in marriage himself, in a Korean nov...