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James McBride


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James McBride, the author of The Color of Water, is both an accomplished writer and an award-winning composer/musicisn. His critically acclaimed 1997 memoir, which explores matters of racial identity, is a tribute to his mother, Ruth McBride Jordan, who once told him that education, not color, determines success in life.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Non fiction
   The Color of Water (1996)
   Hard Listening (2014) (with Mitch Albom, Dave Barry, Sam Barry, Matt Groening, Roy Blount Jr., Stephen King, Ridley Pearson, Amy Tan and Scott Turow)
   Kill 'em and Leave (2016)
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Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (2013) : The Good Lord Bird