Summary Of The Color Of Water By James Mcbride

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In society there are many individuals who endure poverty and hardship in daily life. One may come from a background of mixed race, but may not know which race they belong in or what group to identify with, as having identity is crucial to defining a person. James Mcbride, the author of The Color of Water, describes his own life as well as his mothers as they struggled through poverty and raising 13 children. On top of this McBride was challenged by drug abuse, racism, and Judaism. To achieve his purpose on reflecting his journey in coming to terms with his race through the discovery of his mother's past, the author incorporates anecdotes and similes to better share these memories with the reader.
Mcbride employs anecdotes in order to express