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Marra Gad: The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl

Memoir, 256 pp. 2019

Gad reflects on her experiences as an American biracial Jew. Much of the focus is on her caring for her racist great-aunt, who is now suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Invoking the Hebrew word yerusha (inheritance), this memoir explores the inheritance of identity, disease, melanin, hate, and love.

Kirkus Review

Review by Ada Brunstein, Jewish Book Council, February 3, 2020

Review by Raphael Magarik, JewSchool, November 19, 2019

Review by Rivkah Lambert Adler, Jerusalem Post, March 20, 2020

Kate Bigam Kaput interviews Marra Gad, Reform Judaism., December 4, 2019.

Judy Bolton-Fasman interviews Marra Gad, Jewish Boston , January 6, 2020

Brenda Madden interviews Marra Gad (28 min. video)