Get to Know: James McBride

James McBride

Born: September 11, 1957
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
The Book That “Made” James McBride: The Color of Water
Charitable Association: In 2014, the Jonathon D. Krist Foundation established the James McBride Teaching Award to recognize teachers serving under-resourced communities. As of 2020, 36 teachers have received the $1,000 reward.
Fun Fact: In 2016, McBride was awarded the National Humanities Medal for “humanizing the complexities of discussing race in America.”

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