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Hardwood - Excerpts

Color of WaterThe Color of Water
by James McBride
"Yet Mommy refused to acknowledge her whiteness. Why she did so was not clear, but even my teachers seemed to know she was white and I wasn't."
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Hardwood - Hoop RootsHoop Roots
by John Edgar Wideman
"The playground game is generated by desire. The desire to play. In this sense also it's truly a player's game. It exists nowhere except where and when the players' minds and bodies construct it."
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Hardwood - Mawuli Davis"There Are Some Things I Had to Figure Out"
by Mawuli Davis
"There are some things I had to figure out, painful. There are some things I never had to figure out, thankful..."
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