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Alicia D. Williams

Autor(a) de Genesis Begins Again

5 Works 674 Membros 36 Críticas

Obras por Alicia D. Williams

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From ReadingMiddleGrade: "Genesis Begins Again is a remarkable middle-grade debut with a strong message about colorism, self-love, and the power of music. There are, however, scenes of verbal abuse and self-hurt that highly-sensitive readers may find disturbing. Breathe deep and go slow. These issues must be seen and discussed. I would 100 percent recommend this novel."
 
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BackstoryBooks | 22 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |
K-Gr 2—To keep a child safe, do parents have to end childhood innocence? Williams confronts this topic head on,
exploring the pain of having the "talk" with young Black boys to help them navigate the existing evils of racism.
Heartfelt and heartbreaking, a necessary book.
 
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BackstoryBooks | 6 outras críticas | Apr 1, 2024 |
References to Celine in The Color Purple.
 
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VillageProject | 22 outras críticas | Feb 20, 2024 |
Iwish we didn’t need books like this. But we do. This book is not just for Black and Brown people. It’s for all people.

It is possible that you’ve never heard of The Talk that Black and Brown families have with their children. If so, take a look at the video below where Trevor Noah does a good job of summarizing it on The Daily Show (I’ll wait).

Now that you’re back, let’s talk about this picturebook. It’s soul crushing.

Uchendu, in stunning, mournful illustrations that highlight a purple/beige/brown palette takes us through the life of Jay, a little boy we watch grow up into a young man. Together, Jay and his friends engage in the everyday activities that kids do; they hangout, run, and play. Uchendu captures the joy of everyday life as Jay interacts with his family–providing facial expressions that vividly transition as Jay gets older, from that happiness of young childhood, to the growing concern of the tween years.… (mais)
 
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Fernandez-Pons | 6 outras críticas | Jan 21, 2024 |

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Obras
5
Membros
674
Popularidade
#37,468
Avaliação
½ 4.3
Críticas
36
ISBN
25

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