This is a 6 page packet which includes background information relevant to the memoir The Color of Water by James McBride. It includes articles on James McBride, Ruth Jordan, Judaism, the Ku Klux Klan, the Black Panthers, Virginia v. Loving, and White Flight. Each article has 1-2 images. This is a great resource to use before reading the book: have students annotate and highlight or give them guiding questions to answer. These provide a great starting point for discussions.
Also, a reference list is included.