The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve 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 memoir.
Racial Diversity; Interracial; mixed race; interracial family
African American / White
mother and step father
McBride-Jordan; Ruth; mothers; New York
McBride, James, "The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother" (1996). DIVerse Families. 387.