The Color Of Water

The Color Of Water

The Color of Water, an autobiography by James McBride, tells the story of Ruth McBride, the two men she married, and the 12 children she raised. Ruth is a Polish Jew who immigrated to America 2 years after birth. As an adult she moved to New York City, leaving her family and Jewish faith behind in Virginia to escape the life she was living. I think this was a good idea considering she was abused by her father and treated very poorly her entire childhood.
One of Ruth?s sons, James, tells the story, went through many of the similar hardships that his mother did, as a result of never being sure of his cultural and family background. I think this was a poor judgment on Ruth?s behalf for not telling her son of her background. As a child James was confused at times about his family and could really never be proud of who he was, yet he still managed admire his mother for her strength and big heart she kept throughout her life. I give him a lot of credit for that, I?m not sure if I could be that strong. However, I believe Ruth

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