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The Color of Water

in: Memoirs

The memoir explores the life of a biracial man's white Jewish mother, Ruth, detailing her journey from Poland to the American South, her marriage to a black man, and her struggles with identity and motherhood. It intertwines her narrative with his own quest for self-understanding and reconciliation with his racial heritage.

Key points:

1. Racial Identity: The book delves into racial identity and prejudice through the author's biracial background and his family's experiences.

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