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For Middle Grade Readers

Genesis Begins Again

With the help of her chorus teacher, Genesis learns to love herself and finds her voice to overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family.

Related Teaching Resources

Reading Group Guide from Simon & Schuster

Hair, Identity and Bias lesson plan from ADL

Recognizing and Addressing Colorism in School from Teaching Tolerance

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The Skin I’m In by Sharon Flake

Like Vanessa by Tami Charles

Pretty by Justin Sayre

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince with Elaine Deprince