Red Balloon Bookshop is thrilled to welcome debut author Alicia D. Williams to St. Paul with her new book, Genesis Begins Again. This deeply sensitive and powerful debut novel tells the story of a thirteen-year-old who must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn to love herself. Join Alicia for a reading and talk about this powerful new book that the New York Times Book Review called "reminiscent of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, but appropriate for a much younger audience."
Alicia Williams is a graduate of the MFA program at Hamline University. An oral storyteller in the African-American tradition, she is also a kindergarten teacher who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Genesis Begins Again is her debut novel.