Genesis begins again / Alicia D. Williams.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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.
    • Notes:
      "A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
      Ages 9-13.
    • ISBN:
      9781481465809
      1481465805
      9781481465816
      1481465813
    • Accession Number:
      2018030079
    • Accession Number:
      on1039343093
      1039343093
    • Accession Number:
      fay.638621
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WILLIAMS, A. D. Genesis begins again. First edition. [s. l.]: Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, 2019. ISBN 9781481465809. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638621. Acesso em: 8 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Williams AD. Genesis Begins Again. First edition. Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638621. Accessed July 8, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Williams AD. Genesis Begins Again. First edition. Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division; 2019. Accessed July 8, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638621
    • APA:
      Williams, A. D. (2019). Genesis begins again (First edition.). Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Williams, Alicia D. 2019. Genesis Begins Again. First edition. Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638621.
    • Harvard:
      Williams, A. D. (2019) Genesis begins again. First edition. Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638621 (Accessed: 8 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Williams, AD 2019, Genesis begins again, First edition., Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, viewed 8 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Williams, Alicia D. Genesis Begins Again. First edition., Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638621.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Williams, Alicia D. Genesis Begins Again. First edition. Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638621.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Williams AD. Genesis begins again [Internet]. First edition. Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division; 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 8]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638621

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 December #2

Her dad is an alcoholic with a gambling problem who never pays the rent, so her family keeps getting evicted from their homes. But that's not the only reason Genesis hates herself. Mostly it's because she is dark-skinned, and she wishes she were lighter. Genesis tries multiple ways to lighten her skin and help her family, both with disappointing results. Only after she learns to appreciate herself for who she is does everything else starts to fall into place. The "year in the life" style of this story gives readers an opportunity to look into someone's day-to-day, observing experiences that might be quite different from or similar to their own. This lengthy debut includes many common tropes—the inspirational teacher, the group of best friends, the mean girls—but its final message is powerful and challenges Genesis to define her life on her own terms, not society's. Genesis comes out stronger in the end, and the reader who sticks with her story will hopefully feel the same. Grades 4-8. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Fall

After her family is evicted (again), thirteen-year-old Genesis has to worry about a new home and school, as well as the unraveling of her family from past secrets. Teased for her dark skin and kinky hair, Genesis feels invisible, unloved, and un-pretty; her journey teaches her that beauty really is only skin deep. Williams's debut also addresses the consequences of addiction and the instability that goes along with it. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2019 #1

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 nothing new to Genesis—she's started over after being evicted three times before, all because her dad doesn't pay the rent. Genesis hates moving almost as much as she hates the way she is teased about her dark skin (kids call her Char, short for charcoal) and kinky hair. Now, she has to worry about a new home and school (again), as well as the unraveling of her family from past secrets that threaten to undo her as well. In her debut novel, Williams tells the story of a girl who feels invisible, unloved, and un-pretty and her journey to learning that beauty really is only skin deep. In addition to the challenges of colorism, Williams addresses the consequences of addiction and the instability that goes along with it. monique harris January/February 2019 p 108 Copyright 2018 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.