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The Color of Water

(1996)
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As a boy in Brooklyn, James McBride knew that 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!" When James asked what the colour of God was, she said, "God is the colour of water". As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell the story. Her story was of a rabbi's daughter, born in Poland and raised in the South, who fled Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church, and put 12 children through college. This is James McBride's tribute to his eccentric and determined mother, and an exploration of what family means.


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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-4352-4252-1 / 978-1-4352-4252-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-04-18
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February 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute To His White Mother (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-4177-8824-0 / 978-1-4177-8824-8 (USA edition)
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January 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-7569-7268-X / 978-0-7569-7268-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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January 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-57322-022-1 / 978-1-57322-022-4 (USA edition)
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February 1997 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-613-06542-5 / 978-0-613-06542-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
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February 1997 : USA Hardback

Title: The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute To His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-7383-0852-8 / 978-0-7383-0852-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtle Back Books
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May 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-7838-1804-1 / 978-0-7838-1804-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-13-600728-7 / 978-0-13-600728-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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February 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-59448-192-X / 978-1-59448-192-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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August 2002 : USA Paperback

Title: Color of Water
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-13-111762-9 / 978-0-13-111762-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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February 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-57322-578-9 / 978-1-57322-578-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
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2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The color of water: A black man's tribute to his white mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-57322-997-0 / 978-1-57322-997-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead
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October 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-7475-3832-8 / 978-0-7475-3832-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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August 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color of Water : A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-7807-7895-2 / 978-0-7807-7895-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning Prebound
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January 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-7475-3831-X / 978-0-7475-3831-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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1878 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-641-57634-X / 978-0-641-57634-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Livre Australia/Hodder
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1996 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Color of Water, A Black Man's Tribute to His W
Author(s): James Mcbride
ISBN: 0-7336-0575-3 / 978-1-57322-578-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-61176-350-9 / 978-1-61176-350-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Color of Water
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-553-54659-7 / 978-0-553-54659-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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February 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-60747-426-3 / 978-1-60747-426-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Audio
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2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Color of Water - on Playaway
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-60640-155-6 / 978-1-60640-155-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playaway
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April 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-59777-088-4 / 978-1-59777-088-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Audio
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May 2002 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Color of Water
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-7927-2562-X / 978-0-7927-2562-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
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May 2002 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Color of Water
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-7927-9893-7 / 978-0-7927-9893-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
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October 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-59040-015-1 / 978-1-59040-015-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Audio
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November 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-7871-2147-9 / 978-0-7871-2147-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
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November 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Color of Water
Author(s): James McBride, Lainie Kalan, Andre Braugher
ISBN: 0-7871-2057-X / 978-0-7871-2057-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Literature
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January 1996 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Color of Water : A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother (Cassette)
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-7871-0861-8 / 978-0-7694-0413-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author(s): James McBride
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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February 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Color of Water
Author(s): James McBride
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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