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Author Williams, Alicia, 1970- author.

Title Genesis begins again / Alicia D. Williams.

Publication Info. New York : A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2019]

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Teen  TEEN WILLIAMS, A.    DUE 09-28-21
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Children's Department  J FICTION WILLIAMS    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, McMahon Wintonbury Library - Middle Grade  MIDDLE GRADE WILLIAMS    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Middle Grade  MIDDLE GRADE WILLIAMS    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Middle Grade  MIDDLE GRADE WILLIAMS    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Middle Grade  MIDDLE GRADE WILLIAMS    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Middle Grade  MIDDLE GRADE WILLIAMS    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Middle Grade  MIDDLE GRADE WILLIAMS    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Nutmeg Collection  J WILLIAMS    DUE 08-23-21 +1 HOLD
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Nutmeg Collection  YA WILLIAMS    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 364 pages ; 22 cm
Age level: age Children lcdgt
Age level: age Preteens lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Fourth grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Fifth grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Sixth grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Seventh grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Eighth grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Middle school students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu School children lcdgt
Gender group: gdr Women lcdgt
National/regional group: nat North Carolinians lcdgt
Note Nutmeg Book Award nominee, Grade 7-8 Middle School, 2022.
Audience Ages 9-13.
Contents Chapters 1-33 (untitled)
Summary This deeply sensitive and powerful debut novel tells the story of a thirteen-year-old who must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn to love herself. There are ninety-six things Genesis hates about herself. She knows the exact number because she keeps a list. Like #95: Because her skin is so dark, people call her charcoal and eggplant -- even her own family. And #61: Because her family is always being put out of their house, belongings laid out on the sidewalk for the world to see. When your dad is a gambling addict and loses the rent money every month, eviction is a regular occurrence. What's not so regular is that this time they all don't have a place to crash, so Genesis and her mom have to stay with her grandma. It's not that Genesis doesn't like her grandma, but she and Mom always fight -- Grandma haranguing Mom to leave Dad, that she should have gone back to school, that if she'd married a lighter skinned man none of this would be happening, and on and on and on. But things aren't all bad. Genesis actually likes her new school; she's made a couple friends, her choir teacher says she has real talent, and she even encourages Genesis to join the talent show. But how can Genesis believe anything her teacher says when her dad tells her the exact opposite? How can she stand up in front of all those people with her dark, dark skin knowing even her own family thinks lesser of her because of it? Why, why, why won't the lemon or yogurt or fancy creams lighten her skin like they're supposed to? And when Genesis reaches #100 on the list of things she hates about herself, will she continue on, or can she find the strength to begin again? - Publisher.
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.
Audience 670L lexile
Sentence length: 2 (easy) Word frequency: 1 (very easy) Lexile.
Study Program Accelerated Reader MG 4.5 11.0.
Awards Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent (Author) Award, 2020
Newbery Honor Book, 2020
William C. Morris Prize Finalist, 2020
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR Middle grade 4.5 11.0 199648. fsmlib
Subject Human skin color -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-esteem -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction.
Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction.
Human skin color -- Fiction.
Self-esteem -- Fiction.
Family problems -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Fiction.
Moving, Household -- Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Issues -- Prejudice & Racism.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Issues -- Peer Pressure.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Issues -- Bullying.
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
Human skin color. (OCoLC)fst00963464
Self-esteem. (OCoLC)fst01111662
Genre/Form Young adult fiction.
Bildungsromans. (OCoLC)fst01726536
Young adult works. (OCoLC)fst01726790
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Bildungsromans.
Novels.
ISBN 9781481465809 (hardback)
1481465805 (hardback)
9781725494282 (Follett bdg.)
1725494280 (Follett bdg.)
9781481465823 (ebook)
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