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James McBride Message Board 1/1/2012
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Author McBride's Book Reviews

The Colour of Water
A wonderful story of triumph over adversity, which demonstrates that a committed mother can, against all odds, inspire the outstanding achievement of all twelve children she raised in a Brooklyn Housing Project. James McBride's story, in parallel to his mother's, offers a rich, rewarding and inspirational tapestry of cultural, racial, and religious diferences. ...
The Good Lord Bird
This story follows a boy named Onion who is a slave who is freed by John Brown, the abolitionist and his wild experiences serving in Brown's army. Onion is a slave and works in his father's barbershop. One day while he is working, John Brown the abolitionist, stops in and starts an attack. John Brown's goal is to free all slaves and in the midst of his liberation movement, Onion's father is killed. John Brown takes Onion with him and thinks that he is gi...