Aronya's Reviews > The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

The Color of Water by James   McBride
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really liked it

Great book, but I'm glad I got this as an audiobook. It appears that James McBride has a certain writing style that can be wearing if you are reading it. You get tired of reading or hearing the same phrases and information over and over again. Beyond that, I believe this was a beautiful story. It made me reflect on my childhood and the identity issues that I faced growing up in a multiracial and multicultural family. I also thought about my grandmom a lot, and many of the questions that were never answered. I highly recommend this book as mother and son share their journeys in hiding and finding their identities.

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Reading Progress

December 30, 2014 – Shelved
December 30, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
April 16, 2016 – Started Reading
April 20, 2016 – Finished Reading

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