Genesis Begins Again
There isn’t much positive in thirteen-year-old Genesis’ life: she has almost 100 reasons why she doesn’t like herself, and she is tired of her father’s drinking and gambling which results in them repeatedly being evicted and having to begin again. As she struggles to fit in at her latest school a mentor helps her discover her talents and Genesis learns to accept herself, love much about herself, and find happiness. This award-winning novel is suitable for a class read-aloud, literature circles, classroom and school libraries, and to stimulate discussion of racism, colourism, self-worth, alcoholism, gambling addiction, personal identity, and social justice.
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English Language Arts