The Color of Water

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  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • ISBN : 1440636109
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 14 reviews
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The Color of Water

The Color of Water
  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 07 February 2006
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Deacon King Kong and The Good Lord Bird, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction: The modern classic that Oprah.com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and that launched James McBride’s literary career. More than two years on The New York Times bestseller list. Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black

The Color of Water

The Color of Water
  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release : 01 January 2006
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For use in schools and libraries only. 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.

The Color of Water AP Teaching Unit

The Color of Water   AP Teaching Unit
  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 01 January 2012
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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.

The Color of Water

The Color of Water
  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
  • Release : 01 July 2002
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Around the narrative of Ruth McBride Jordan, a.k.a. Rachel Deborah Shilsky, the daughter of an angry, failed Orthodox Jewish rabbi in the South, her son James writes of the inner confusions he felt as a black child of a white mother and of the love and faith with which his mother surrounded their large family. The result is a powerful portrait of growing up, a meditation on race and identity, and a poignant, beautifully crafted hymn from a

Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations

Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations
  • Author : Frank R. Spellman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 17 May 2020
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The Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations is the first thorough resource manual developed exclusively for water and wastewater plant operators. Now regarded as an industry standard, this fourth edition has been updated throughout, and explains the material in easy-to-understand language. It also provides real-world case studies and operating scenarios, as well as problem-solving practice sets for each scenario. Features: Updates the material to reflect the developments in the field Includes new math operations with solutions, as well

Racechanges

Racechanges
  • Author : Susan Gubar
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 20 April 2000
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When the actor Ted Danson appeared in blackface at a 1993 Friars Club roast, he ignited a firestorm of protest that landed him on the front pages of the newspapers, rebuked by everyone from talk show host Montel Williams to New York City's then mayor, David Dinkins. Danson's use of blackface was shocking, but was the furious pitch of the response a triumphant indication of how far society has progressed since the days when blackface performers were the toast of vaudeville,

The Color of Love

The Color of Love
  • Author : Vickie Adamson
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 01 November 2005
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She didn't want to worry, but found, like usual, she couldn't help it. She tried to tell herself it didn't matter anyway. This relationship was only supposed to be temporary, nothing more. She was black; he wasn't. It was an experiment they were both going to learn from and move on. That's how it was supposed to be. That's all it could be. This encounter would only prove their relationship was impossible. But then, somewhere, she'd forgotten the unspoken agreement.

The Color of Lies

The Color of Lies
  • Author : CJ Lyons
  • Publisher : Blink
  • Release : 06 November 2018
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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