This book is a mix between an autobiography and a biography. It is a tribute to the author's mother and gives insight on her life growing up. This book is by far one of my favorite books because it flips between his mother's life and her story and the author's life and what it was like growing up with her. His story focuses on him and how his siblings were raised, as well as the hardships that come with growing up in a black community while being mixed and having a white mother. His mother talks about the hardships that came with where she was born and the story of how she came to America.
The Color of Water lets readers know that their background is important when trying to discover themselves and who they are.
Recommended by Asharia M.
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