Color of H2O

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“The Color of Water” The Color of Water is an autobiographical book that parallels the life of the author, James McBride, and his mother Ruth. The story is about a man who is confused about his identity. As a young boy James realized that was not sure of who is mother was either. All he knew was that they lived in Black neighborhoods, his siblings and himself had tan skin, but yet their mother was …

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…part of her that she did not want to expose her children too. She did not want her children to experience the hurt of not having the love she was deprived of. When she decided to be with a Black man, she left that part of her Jewish life behind. Her father forbade her to be a part of a “gentile”. How ironic was it that she fell in love and married a Black man.