James McBride is the author of the National Book Award winner and New York Times
bestseller The Good Lord Bird,
the bestselling novels Song Yet Sung
and Miracle at St Anna,
and the No. 1 New York Times
bestseller The Color of Water,
which has sold more than two million copies. He is also a saxophonist and composer who teaches music to children in the Red Hook Brooklyn housing projects, where he was born, and a professor of journalism at NYU.