Genesis Begins Again

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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 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; and picture books Jump at the Sun and The Talk which was also a Coretta Scott King Honor book. An oral storyteller in the African American tradition, she lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
With its relatable and sympathetic protagonist, complex setting, and exceptional emotional range, this title is easy to recommend.--Publishers Weekly, starred review
Reminiscent of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, but appropriate for a much younger audience.--New York Times
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"
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
This is a sensitive and nuanced portrayal of a girl grappling with hard truths about her family and her own feelings of self-worth. A must for all collections.-Kefira Phillipe, Nichols Middle School, Evanston, IL--School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW "February 2019"