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The Color of Water

The Color of Water
A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

by James McBride

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2012-03-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1408832496
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

The Color of Water
A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

by James McBride

  • Publisher : Tarcher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Song Yet Sung

Song Yet Sung
A Book

by James McBride

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2008-02-05
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1101217669
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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. Filled with rich, true details—much of the story is drawn from historical events—and told in McBride’s signature lyrical style, Song Yet Sung is a story of tragic triumph, violent decisions, and unexpected kindness.

Five-Carat Soul

Five-Carat Soul
A Book

by James McBride

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2017-09-26
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0735216711
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives. As McBride did in his National Book award-winning The Good Lord Bird and his bestselling The Color of Water, he writes with humor and insight about how we struggle to understand who we are in a world we don’t fully comprehend. The result is a surprising, perceptive, and evocative collection of stories that is also a moving exploration of our human condition.

The Simplicity of Cider

The Simplicity of Cider
A Novel

by Amy E. Reichert

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-05-16
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1501154923
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fall in love with The Simplicity of Cider, the charming new novel about a prickly but gifted cider-maker whose quiet life is interrupted by the arrival of a handsome man and his young son at her family’s careworn orchard by the author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and Luck, Love & Lemon Pie. Don’t miss Amy’s newest work of women’s fiction: The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go! Focused and unassuming fifth generation cider-maker Sanna Lund has one desire: to live a simple, quiet life on her family’s apple orchard in Door County, Wisconsin. Although her business is struggling, Sanna remains fiercely devoted to the orchard, despite her brother’s attempts to convince their aging father to sell the land. Single dad Isaac Banks has spent years trying to shield his son Sebastian from his troubled mother. Fleeing heartbreak at home, Isaac packed up their lives and the two headed out on an adventure, driving across the country. Chance—or fate—led them straight to Sanna’s orchard. Isaac’s helping hands are much appreciated at the apple farm, even more when Sanna’s father is injured in an accident. As Sanna’s formerly simple life becomes increasingly complicated, she finds solace in unexpected places—friendship with young Sebastian and something more deliciously complex with Isaac—until an outside threat infiltrates the farm. From the warm and funny Amy E. Reichert, The Simplicity of Cider is a charming love story with a touch of magic, perfect for fans of Sarah Addison Allen and Gayle Forman.

Kill 'Em and Leave

Kill 'Em and Leave
Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

by James McBride

  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Release : 2016-04-05
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0679645624
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“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, but the ways in which our cultural heritage has been shaped by Brown’s enduring legacy. Praise for Kill ’Em and Leave “A tour de force of cultural reportage.”—The Seattle Times “Thoughtful and probing.”—The New York Times Book Review “Masterly . . . powerful.”—Los Angeles Review of Books “McBride provides something lacking in most of the books about James Brown: an intimate feeling for the musician, a veracious if inchoate sense of what it was like to be touched by him. . . . It may be as close [to ‘the real James Brown’] as we’ll ever get.”—David Hajdu, The Nation “A feat of intrepid journalistic fortitude.”—USA Today “[McBride is] the biographer of James Brown we’ve all been waiting for. . . . McBride’s true subject is race and poverty in a country that doesn’t want to hear about it, unless compelled by a voice that demands to be heard.”—Boris Kachka, New York “Illuminating . . . engaging.”—The Washington Post “A gorgeously written piece of reportage that gives us glimpses of Brown’s genius and contradictions.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

The Color of Heaven

The Color of Heaven
A Book

by Dong Hwa Kim

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2009-09-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1596434600
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Miracle at St. Anna

Miracle at St. Anna
A Book

by James McBride

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2008-09-02
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1440633487
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Look out for McBride's new book, Five-Carat Soul From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. James McBride’s powerful memoir, The Color of Water, was a groundbreaking literary phenomenon that transcended racial and religious boundaries, garnering unprecedented acclaim and topping bestseller lists for more than two years. Now McBride turns his extraordinary gift for storytelling to fiction—in a universal tale of courage and redemption inspired by a little-known historic event. In Miracle at St. Anna, toward the end of World War II, four Buffalo Soldiers from the Army’s Negro 92nd Division find themselves separated from their unit and behind enemy lines. Risking their lives for a country in which they are treated with less respect than the enemy they are fighting, they discover humanity in the small Tuscan village of St. Anna di Stazzema—in the peasants who shelter them, in the unspoken affection of an orphaned child, in a newfound faith in fellow man. And even in the face of unspeakable tragedy, they—and we—learn to see the small miracles of life. This acclaimed novel is now a major motion picture directed by Spike Lee.

The Color of Water - AP Teaching Unit

The Color of Water - AP Teaching Unit
A Book

by James McBride

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012-01-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781620190050
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Come Hell Or High Water

Come Hell Or High Water
Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster

by Michael Eric Dyson,Paul Elliott

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2010-10-01
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 1458760782
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What Hurricane Katrina reveals about the fault lines of race and poverty in America-and what lessons we must take from the flood-from best-selling ''hip-hop intellectual'' Michael Eric Dyson Does George W. Bush care about black people? Does the rest of America? When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, hundreds of thousands were left behind to suffer the ravages of destruction, disease, and even death. The majority of these people were black; nearly all were poor. The federal government's slow response to local appeals for help is by now notorious. Yet despite the cries of outrage that have mounted since the levees broke, we have failed to confront the disaster's true lesson; to be poor, or black, in today's ownership society, is to be left behind. Displaying the intellectual rigor, political passion, and personal empathy that have won him fans across the color line, Michael Eric Dyson offers a searing assessment of the meaning of Hurricane Katrina. Combining interviews with survivors of the disaster with his deep knowledge of black migrations and government policy over decades, Dyson provides the historical context that has been sorely missing from public conversation. He explores the legacy of black suffering in America since slavery, including the shocking ways that black people are framed in the national consciousness even today. With this call-to-action, Dyson warns us that we can only find redemption as a society if we acknowledge that Katrina was more than an engineering or emergency response failure. From the TV newsroom to the Capitol Building to the backyard, we must change the ways we relate to the black and the poor among us. What's at stake is no less than the future of democracy.

The Color of Water in July

The Color of Water in July
A Book

by Nora Carroll

  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release : 2015-08-18
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781503945630
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 past, Jess comes closer to a truth that could alter her own path--and open a door to a different future.

The Autobiography of My Mother

The Autobiography of My Mother
A Novel

by Jamaica Kincaid

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 1996-01-15
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 1466828846
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Powerful, disturbing, stirring, Jamaica Kincaid's novel is the deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, loses her mother to death the moment she is born and must find her way on her own. Kincaid takes us from Xuela's childhood in a home where she could hear the song of the sea to the tin-roofed room where she lives as a schoolgirl in the house of Jack Labatte, who becomes her first lover. Xuela develops a passion for the stevedore Roland, who steals bolts of Irish linen for her from the ships he unloads, but she eventually marries an English doctor, Philip Bailey. Xuela's is an intensely physical world, redolent of overripe fruit, gentian violet, sulfur, and rain on the road, and it seethes with her sorrow, her deep sympathy for those who share her history, her fear of her father, her desperate loneliness. But underlying all is "the black room of the world" that is Xuela's barrenness and motherlessness. The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of a character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution evoked in startling and magical poetry.

The Color of Lies

The Color of Lies
A Book

by CJ Lyons

  • Publisher : Blink
  • Release : 2018-11-06
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0310765374
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A gripping young adult suspense novel drenched in color, mystery, and lies; set in the sense-blending world of Synesthesia. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons grabs you and won’t let go, keeping you guessing until the very last page of The Color of Lies. When you can see emotions in color, motives become black and white. Even murder. High school senior Ella Cleary has always been able to read people. And for good reason: she has a rare medical condition called synesthesia that scrambles the senses, allowing Ella to see colors that reveal people’s true emotions. Everyone but Alec’s. Alec is a mystery to Ella, a handsome, enigmatic young journalist who makes her feel normal for the first time in her life … until he reveals the real reason he sought her out. He wants to learn the truth behind her parents’ deaths. And Ella’s world turns upside down when Alec tells her their deaths were not an accident. After learning her entire life is based on a lie, Ella doesn’t know who she can trust or even who she truly is. With family secrets slowly revealed and the evidence mixing fact and fiction, the only way for Ella to learn the truth about her past is to find a killer. The Color of Lies: Clean YA suspense with themes of mystery, romance, and friendship—a must-read for readers ages 13 and up By New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller writer CJ Lyons, whose adult suspense novels have sold over 2 million copies in print and digital Features the little-known and fascinating condition synesthesia, in which people may see sounds, taste words, or feel sensations on their skin when they smell certain scents Perfect for fans of Caroline B. Cooney, Ally Carter, and Jennifer Brown

The Color of Earth

The Color of Earth
A Book

by Dong Hwa Kim

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2009-03-31
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 1596434589
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 novel in graphic format.

McElligot's Pool

McElligot's Pool
A Book

by Dr. Seuss

  • Publisher : RH Childrens Books
  • Release : 2013-11-05
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 0385379404
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Imagination runs wild in this Caldecott Honor-winning tale featuring Dr. Seuss's inimitable voice and hysterical illustrations. The first Seuss title to feature full-color art on every other page, this adventurous picture book tells of Marco-who first imagined an extraordinary parade in And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street-as he daydreams of all the possibilities that await him while he fishes in McElligot's Pool. Optimistic and exciting, this tale is the perfect bait, and readers young and old will be hooked on this fish-tastic favorite.

A Taste of Colored Water

A Taste of Colored Water
A Book

by Matt Faulkner

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2008-01-08
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1416916296
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Good Lord Bird

The Good Lord Bird
A Novel

by James McBride

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-08-20
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1101616180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Soon to be a Showtime limited series starring Ethan Hawke Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction A Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year From the bestselling author of The Color of Water, Song Yet Sung, Five-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography, comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive. Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry’s master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town—with Brown, who believes he’s a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry—whom Brown nicknames Little Onion—conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859—one of the great catalysts for the Civil War. An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride’s meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.

Glub, Glub!

Glub, Glub!
Magic Pictures Change Color in Water!

by Small World Small World Creations

  • Publisher : B.E.S. Publishing
  • Release : 2018-09
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN : 9781438079080
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Toddlers will thoroughly enjoy these magical bathtime books! Each foam-padded page is constructed of sturdy, floatable vinyl, and shows a picture of a friendly land or sea creature. When kids dunk these books into the bath water they get a big surprise: the animals change their colors! When the pages dry out, the animals return to their original white. Each book comes packaged in a transparent plastic bag with a hanger card. Adventures abound as crocodile snaps, beaver chomps, seal barks, and more.

The Color of Air

The Color of Air
A Book

by Gail Tsukiyama

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2020-07-07
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0062976214
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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PARADE’s Best Books to Read this Summer "A rich historical novel that illustrates why connection is more important and more vital than ever.” -New York Times bestselling author Lisa See Daniel Abe, a young doctor in Chicago, is finally coming back to Hawai'i. He has his own reason for returning to his childhood home, but it is not to revisit the past, unlike his Uncle Koji. Koji lives with the memories of Daniel’s mother, Mariko, the love of his life, and the scars of a life hard-lived. He can’t wait to see Daniel, who he’s always thought of as a son, but he knows the time has come to tell him the truth about his mother, and his father. But Daniel’s arrival coincides with the awakening of the Mauna Loa volcano, and its dangerous path toward their village stirs both new and long ago passions in their community. Alternating between past and present—from the day of the volcano eruption in 1935 to decades prior—The Color of Air interweaves the stories of Daniel, Koji, and Mariko to create a rich, vibrant, bittersweet chorus that celebrates their lifelong bond to one other and to their immigrant community. As Mauna Loa threatens their lives and livelihoods, it also unearths long held secrets simmering below the surface that meld past and present, revealing a path forward for them all.

Color Me: Who's in the Ocean?

Color Me: Who's in the Ocean?
Baby's First Bath Book

by Surya Sajnani

  • Publisher : QEB Publishing
  • Release : 2017-04-01
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN : 9781682971413
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the creators of the Wee Gallery come these beautifully illustrated bath books that magically change color when you dip them in water. Color Me: Who's in the Ocean? introduces children to a range of sea creatures that include a fish, an octopus and a starfish. Squeezable and lightweight, each black-and-white creature transforms in a child’s hands, guaranteeing hours of bathtime fun.