Here is the Book that Mrs. Zayon is Currently Reading:
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
My daughter, Clara, read this book and said it was excellent. And of course it would be - look at all those medals on the cover! Obviously a lot of people have thought that it's an excellent book.
Genesis is 13 years old, and she has a real problem with self-esteem. She keeps a list of the 96 reasons why she dislikes herself. Here are some of them.
*Because her family is always being put out of their house.
*Because her dad has a gambling problem. And maybe a drinking problem too.
*Because Genesis knows this is all her fault.
*Because she wasn't born looking like Mama.
*Because she is too black.
Genesis is determined to fix her family, and she's willing to try anything to do so . . . . even if it means harming herself in the process. But when she starts to find a thing or two she actually likes about herself, she discovers that changing her own attitude is the first step in helping change others.'