The Color of Water

The Color of Water
Author: James McBride
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 1408832496
ISBN 13: 9781408832493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Water Book Review:

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
Author: James McBride
Publsiher: Tarcher
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004189691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Water Book Review:

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

The Color of Water

The Color of Water
Author: James McBride
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2008-04-18
ISBN 10: 9781435242524
ISBN 13: 1435242521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Water Book Review:

An African American man describes life as the son of a white mother and Black father, reflecting on his mother's contributions to his life and his confusion over his own identity.

Song Yet Sung

Song Yet Sung
Author: James McBride
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-02-05
ISBN 10: 1101217669
ISBN 13: 9781101217665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Song Yet Sung Book Review:

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.

The Color of Water in July

The Color of Water in July
Author: Nora Carroll
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-08-18
ISBN 10: 9781503945630
ISBN 13: 1503945634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Water in July Book Review:

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.

Five Carat Soul

Five Carat Soul
Author: James McBride
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN 10: 0735216711
ISBN 13: 9780735216716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five Carat Soul Book Review:

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.

Kill Em and Leave

Kill  Em and Leave
Author: James McBride
Publsiher: Spiegel & Grau
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 0679645624
ISBN 13: 9780679645627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kill Em and Leave Book Review:

“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 Water AP Teaching Unit

The Color of Water   AP Teaching Unit
Author: James McBride
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781620190050
ISBN 13: 1620190052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Water AP Teaching Unit Book Review:

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.

The Simplicity of Cider

The Simplicity of Cider
Author: Amy E. Reichert
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN 10: 1501154923
ISBN 13: 9781501154928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Simplicity of Cider Book Review:

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.

Ask the Passengers

Ask the Passengers
Author: A.S. King
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-10-23
ISBN 10: 0316214531
ISBN 13: 9780316214537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ask the Passengers Book Review:

Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother's pushiness and her father's lack of interest tell her they're the last people she can trust. Instead, Astrid spends hours lying on the backyard picnic table watching airplanes fly overhead. She doesn't know the passengers inside, but they're the only people who won't judge her when she asks them her most personal questions . . . like what it means that she's falling in love with a girl. As her secret relationship becomes more intense and her friends demand answers, Astrid has nowhere left to turn. She can't share the truth with anyone except the people at thirty thousand feet, and they don't even know she's there. But little does Astrid know just how much even the tiniest connection will affect these strangers' lives--and her own--for the better. In this truly original portrayal of a girl struggling to break free of society's definitions, Printz Honor author A.S. King asks readers to question everything--and offers hope to those who will never stop seeking real love.

The Color of Heaven

The Color of Heaven
Author: Dong Hwa Kim
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN 10: 1596434600
ISBN 13: 9781596434608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Heaven Book Review:

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

Deacon King Kong

Deacon King Kong
Author: James McBride
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0735216746
ISBN 13: 9780735216747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deacon King Kong Book Review:

Oprah's Book Club Pick A New York Times Bestseller One of The New York Times Top Ten Books of the Year A Washington Post Notable Novel One of TIME Magazine's Ten Best Novels of the Year From the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .38 from his pocket, and, in front of everybody, shoots the project’s drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBride’s funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird. In Deacon King Kong, McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood’s Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. As the story deepens, it becomes clear that the lives of the characters—caught in the tumultuous swirl of 1960s New York—overlap in unexpected ways. When the truth does emerge, McBride shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, that the best way to grow is to face change without fear, and that the seeds of love lie in hope and compassion. Bringing to these pages both his masterly storytelling skills and his abiding faith in humanity, James McBride has written a novel every bit as involving as The Good Lord Bird and as emotionally honest as The Color of Water. Told with insight and wit, Deacon King Kong demonstrates that love and faith live in all of us.

Come Hell Or High Water

Come Hell Or High Water
Author: Michael Eric Dyson,Paul Elliott
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN 10: 1458760782
ISBN 13: 9781458760784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Come Hell Or High Water Book Review:

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 Lies

The Color of Lies
Author: CJ Lyons
Publsiher: Blink
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 0310765374
ISBN 13: 9780310765370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Lies Book Review:

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 Autobiography of My Mother

The Autobiography of My Mother
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1996-01-15
ISBN 10: 1466828846
ISBN 13: 9781466828841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autobiography of My Mother Book Review:

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.

Having Our Say

Having Our Say
Author: Sarah Louise Delany,Annie Elizabeth Delany,Amy Hill Hearth
Publsiher: Delta
Total Pages: 239
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 0385312520
ISBN 13: 9780385312523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Having Our Say Book Review:

Two sisters recall their lives together, discussing their success as African American professional women during the Harlem golden age

Writers Company

Writers   Company
Author: Eleanor Wachtel
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 301
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 0394227387
ISBN 13: 9780394227382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writers Company Book Review:

A Taste of Colored Water

A Taste of Colored Water
Author: Matt Faulkner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2008-01-08
ISBN 10: 1416916296
ISBN 13: 9781416916291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Taste of Colored Water Book Review:

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A Dazzle Of Dragonflies

A Dazzle Of Dragonflies
Author: Forrest Lee Mitchell,James Lasswell
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781585444595
ISBN 13: 1585444596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dazzle Of Dragonflies Book Review:

This is a passionate look at a ubiquitous group of insects.

The Color of Air

The Color of Air
Author: Gail Tsukiyama
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 0062976214
ISBN 13: 9780062976215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Air Book Review:

PARADE’s Best Books to Read this Summer From the New York Times bestselling author of Women of the Silk and The Samurai's Garden comes a gorgeous and evocative historical novel about a Japanese-American family set against the backdrop of Hawai’i's sugar plantations. 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.