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So Many Beginnings

(2021)
A Little Women Remix
(The second book in the Remixed Classics series)
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Four young Black sisters come of age during the American Civil War in So Many Beginnings, a warm and powerful YA remix of the classic novel Little Women, by national bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow.

North Carolina, 1863
. As the American Civil War rages on, the Freedpeople's Colony of Roanoke Island is blossoming, a haven for the recently emancipated. Black people have begun building a community of their own, a refuge from the shadow of the "old life." It is where the March family has finally been able to safely put down roots with four young daughters:

Meg, a teacher who longs to find love and start a family of her own.

Jo, a writer whose words are too powerful to be contained.

Beth, a talented seamstress searching for a higher purpose.

Amy, a dancer eager to explore life outside her family's home.

As the four March sisters come into their own as independent young women, they will face first love, health struggles, heartbreak, and new horizons. But they will face it all together.

Praise for
So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix

"Morrow’s ability to take the lingering stain of slavery on American history and use it as a catalyst for unbreakable love and resilience is
flawless. That she has remixed a canonical text to do so only further illuminates the need to critically question who holds the pen in telling our nation’s story." —Booklist, starred review

"
Bethany C. Morrow's prose is a sharpened blade in a practiced hand, cutting to the core of our nation's history....A devastatingly precise reimagining and a joyful celebration of sisterhood. A narrative about four young women who unreservedly deserve the world, and a balm for wounds to Black lives and liberty." —Tracy Deonn, New York Times-bestselling author of Legendborn

"A tender and beautiful retelling that will make you fall in love with the foursome all over again." —Tiffany D. Jackson, New York Times-bestselling author of White Smoke and Grown



Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"Bethany C. Morrow's prose is a sharpened blade in a practiced hand, cutting to the core of our nation's history. So Many Beginnings' reckonings with race reverberate across time to challenge not just the stories we've been told, but the voices who have told them. A devastatingly precise reimagining and a joyful celebration of sisterhood. A narrative about four young women who unreservedly deserve the world, and a balm for wounds to Black lives and liberty." - Tracy Deonn

"A tender and beautiful retelling that will make you fall in love with the foursome all over again." - Tiffany D Jackson

"Bethany C. Morrow is reinvigorating the canon one book at a time--her work is a gift to us all. If there's one writer I trust to take on the iconic March sisters and make Black girls the center of their timeless story, it's her. This remix is a hit." - Leah Johnson

"So Many Beginnings may call itself a Little Women remix, but it's a Little Women revelation--an instant classic all its own. With tenderness, strength, and laugh-out-loud wit, Morrow's March sisters give unique voice to many often neglected historical moments and nuanced perspectives during the Civil War through a familiar lens: the incomparable bond of family and sisterhood. Fans of Little Women will appreciate the striking, creative new depths Morrow explored for these beloved characters, but any reader, regardless of how well they know the March sisters, will be deeply moved by this book." - Emma Lord

"An instant classic with the boundless warmth, wisdom and heart of the story it revisits and reframes. Morrow makes it impossible not to fall in love with the March family all over again." - Laura E Weymouth


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