James McBride

James McBride is an author, musician and screenwriter. His landmark memoir, "The Color of Water", rested on the New York Times bestseller list for two years. It is considered an American classic and is read in schools and universities across the United States. His debut novel, "Miracle at St. Anna" was translated into a major motion picture directed by American film icon Spike Lee. It was released by Disney/Touchstone in September 2008. James wrote the script for "Miracle At St. Anna" and co-wrote Spike Lee's 2012 "Red Hook Summer". His novel, "Song Yet Sung," was released in paperback in January 2009. His latest novel "The Good Lord Bird," about American revolutionary John Brown, was released Aug 2013.  James is a native New Yorker and a graduate of  New York City public schools. He studied composition at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio and received his Masters in Journalism from Columbia University in New York at age 22. He holds several honorary doctorates and is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. 

Song Yet Sung Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594483509
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 6th, 2009

Miracle at St. Anna Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594483608
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 2nd, 2008

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594481925
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2006

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ISBN: 9781594486340
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 20th, 2013

From the bestselling author of The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive.Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry’s master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town—with Brown, who believes he’s a girl.Over the ensuing months, Henry—whom Brown nicknames Little Onion—conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859—one of the great catalysts for the Civil War.An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride’s meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.


 

 

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