A Newbery Honor Book
A William C. Morris Debut Finalist
Coretta Scott King Book Award-Winner
There are ninety-six things Genesis hates about herself. She keeps a list. Like #95: Because her skin is so dark, people call her charcoal and eggplant. And #61: Because her family is always being put out of their house. When your dad is a gambling addict, eviction is a regular occurrence. This time, Genesis and her mom stay with her grandma. But things aren't all bad. Genesis likes her new school. Her choir teacher says she has real talent, and she even encourages Genesis to join the talent show. But how can Genesis believe anything her teacher says when her dad tells her the exact opposite? And when Genesis reaches #100 on the list, will she continue on, or can she find the strength to begin again?
Age Range: 9-13 | Grade Level: 4-8 | Lexile Measure: 670L