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Precious - Push (Sapphire)

Precious / Push
Sapphire, 1996
Knopf Doubleday
192 pp.
ISBN-13: 9780307474841


Summary
An electrifying first novel that shocks by its language, its circumstances, and its brutal honesty, Push recounts a young black street-girl's horrendous and redemptive journey through a Harlem inferno.

For Precious Jones, 16 and pregnant with her father's child, miraculous hope appears and the world begins to open up for her when a courageous, determined teacher bullies, cajoles, and inspires her to learn to read, to define her own feelings and set them down in a diary. (From the publisher.)




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