Genesis Begins Again
by Alicia Williams
Genesis has an awful lot to handle for a 13-year-old. She and her family have been evicted several times because her father’s paycheck goes toward alcohol and gambling and her mom’s pay doesn’t cover the rest. Dad’s words hurt when he’s drunk; the most hurtful of them that Genesis is too black, like him, and not enough like her light-skinned mom. Even her black classmates judge her for the depth of her color. Will Genesis live up to the meaning of her name, and begin to love herself as she is?