Value Ruth

  1. What values do Ruth and James possess, and how do they influence choices in their lives? Can you relate any of these values to those of your own?
  2. How do you see Rahima Wright from Shea Yaleen, Chef Chad Houser from Cafe Momentum, Nancy Lublin from and/or Jacqueline Novogratz’s sensitivity to culture? How is this awareness integrated into their work?


The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother
By James McBride


Read Chapters 10 through 18

As James matures, he becomes more aware of his race. He specifically realizes how his appearance differs from that of his mother and how others see his family within their neighborhood. Meanwhile, Ruth struggles with her upbringing and her desire for a new life.

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