Genesis Begins Again

Genesis Begins Again

Book - 2019 | First edition
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Thirteen-year-old Genesis tries again and again to lighten her black skin, thinking it is the root of her family's troubles, before discovering reasons to love herself as is
Publisher: New York, New York : Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781481465809
Branch Call Number: J WILLIAMS,A
Characteristics: 364 pages ; 22 cm


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ArapahoeMary Dec 10, 2019

Genesis longs for friends, and for her daddy to love, her, but believes that the way she looks is preventing both of those things. She will do anything to change her appearance, but when things start to look up for her in a new school, will she begin to understand her own worth? Heartbreaking and beautiful.

Jan 31, 2019

An intimate portrait of the life of a 13-year-old girl who struggles with self-loathing. She is part of an intact family, but where do you cross the line from keeping the family together to putting the father's needs above the child's? Unfortunately the faith in her grandmother's life does not translate into the love and support Genesis needs. The world Genesis lives in is unfamiliar to me and this novel opens my eyes to the struggles of young women like her. Many young tweens and young teen girls will be able to relate to Genesis and root for her.


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WVMLlibrarianShannon Mar 01, 2019

WVMLlibrarianShannon thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over


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