Genesis Begins Again


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$17.99  $16.55
Atheneum Books
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5.5 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Alicia D. Williams is the author of Genesis Begins Again, which received a Newbery and Kirkus Prize honors, was a William C. Morris Award finalist, and for which she won the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent. A graduate of the MFA program at Hamline University, and an oral storyteller in the African American tradition, she is also a teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Debut novelist Williams takes readers through an emotional, painful, yet still hopeful adolescent journey . . . . [A] story that may be all too familiar for too many and one that needed telling.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
With its relatable and sympathetic protagonist, complex setting, and exceptional emotional range, this title is easy to recommend.--Publishers Weekly, starred review
Compelling . . . . Readers will rejoice.--BCCB
With a name like Genesis, it's hard to be the 'new girl' at school and remain unnoticed in a suburban classroom, especially if you are self-conscious about how you look. Teenaged Genesis struggles to accept both her skin color and her place in her complicated family. Alicia D. Williams skillfully develops a character who--with the help of friends, teachers, and some awesome bluesy music--learns to love herself and her family as she realizes that black is indeed beautiful. I really loved this debut novel.--Sharon M. Draper, author of the New York Times bestseller Out of My Mind
Reminiscent of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, but appropriate for a much younger audience.--New York Times