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Ms. Tyana Klark[edit]

AP English Language




Abandonment Love Success
Family Oppression Suffering
Hope Race Survival
Identity Rejection

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Nonfiction - Books[edit]

  • McBride, James. The Color of Water. New York: Riverhead Books, 1996.

"The Color of Water" is a book about 12 children being raised by their mother in the projects of New York. Their mom struggles with raising her children and through out the years has multiple of husbands coming in and out of her life. The story being told is from the mothers point of view when she waw young and also from the childrens point of view during their childhood. It also talks about the trials the family faced through out their life.

" My step fathers final admonition to me went unheeded as i absolved myself of all responsibility and stayed out of the house as much as possible, thus avoiding the emotional impact of watching mommy suffer"

"Her oddness, her complete non awareness of what the world thought of her, a nonchalance in te face of what i percieved to be imminent danger from blacks and whites who disliked her for being a white person in a black world"(5).

--Tyana Klark 13:35, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Nonfiction - Essays[edit]

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