Acclaimed author and musician James McBride, winner of the National Book Award, explores issues of race, identity and discrimination in this searing account of his mother’s hidden past and his own upbringing in a mixed-race family in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Through compelling narrative, The Color of Water reveals the power of race, poverty, religion and family in America.
Reading and discussion of the book will be part of Racial Justice Matters, a campus-wide initiative of the Adelphi University Collaboration Project.
The Color of Water author James McBride will be on campus on October 28, 2015, to talk with students.
All freshmen will be given a free copy of the book.
Adelphi Community Reads brings all members of the Adelphi campus community together in shared reading as well as book discussions and activities.
Copies of The Color of Water will be available at the Swirbul Library for any interested faculty, staff, students and administrators to check out and read. Adelphi’s libraries at its centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge and Hudson Valley also have copies available.