Genesis Begins Again

By WILLIAMS, Alicia D.

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ISBN
9781481465809
Publisher
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Bks.


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on February 1, 2019  |  Middle Grade

Gr 5–8—Genesis comes home from school to find her family's belongings on the lawn; they've been evicted again. Her father promises that this next time will be different, renting a house in the suburbs and promising that he will get a promotion at work so they can afford it. At school, Genesis makes friends for the first time and is mentored by Mrs. Hill, the choir teacher, but Genesis's father still drinks too much and her parents' marriage is unraveling. Genesis tries lightening her skin, begs to be able to use relaxer in her hair, and keeps a list ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2019

Regina and the popular girls are coming over after school to hang out, eat snacks, and watch music videos. It's a dream day for thirteen-year-old Genesis. That is, until she gets to her house and sees all of her family's belongings put out on the street. Genesis is devastated, and the situation is made even worse when Regina and her crew make fun of her (as usual). Beginnings are...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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