James McBride

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The Good Lord Bird (TV Tie-in)
The Good Lord Bird (TV Tie-in)
Fiction, Literary Fiction
480 Pages
The Good Lord Bird
The Good Lord Bird
Fiction, Literary Fiction
480 Pages
Deacon King Kong
Deacon King Kong
Fiction, Literary Fiction
384 Pages
Five-Carat Soul
Five-Carat Soul
Fiction, Literary Fiction
336 Pages
Kill 'Em and Leave
Kill 'Em and Leave
Non-Fiction, Arts & Entertainment Biographies & Memoirs
256 Pages
The Color of Water
The Color of Water
Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir
328 Pages

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    “God is the color of water. Water doesn't have a color.”
    #god#religion
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    “I asked her if I was black or white. She replied "You are a human being. Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!”
    #inspirational
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    “There's such a big difference between being dead and alive, I told myself, the greatest gift that anyone can give anyone else is life. And the greatest sin a person can do to another is to take away that life. Next to that, all the rules and religions in the world are secondary; mere words and beliefs that people choose to believe and kill and hate by. My life won't be lived that way, and neither, I hope, will my children's.”
    #racism
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    “Sometimes without conscious realization, our thoughts, our faith, out interests are entered into the past. We talk about other times, other places, other persons, and lose our living hold on the present. Sometimes we think if we could just go back in time we would be happy. But anyone who attempts to reenter the past is sure to be disappointed. Anyone who has ever revisited the place of his birth after years of absence is shocked by the differences between the way the place actually is, and the way he has remembered it. He may walk along old familiar streets and roads, but he is a stranger in a strange land. He has thought of this place as home, but he finds he is no longer here even in spirit. He has gone onto a new and different life, and in thinking longingly of the past, he has been giving thought and interest to something that no longer really exists.”
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    “Whatever he believed, he believed. It didn’t matter to him whether it was really true or not. He just changed the truth till it fit him. He was a real white man.”
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