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Author Sapphire, 1950-

Title Push : a novel / by Sapphire.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Vintage Contemporaries, [2009], 1997.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Fiction  F Sapphire    ---  Available
Description 139, [40] p. ; 21 cm.
Note Title on cover : Precious : based on the novel Push
"First Vintage Contemporaries edition, May 1997." -- T.p. verso.
"Now a major motion picture"--Cover.
"Includes the novel Push and a reader's guide"--Cover.
"Reader's Guide" (p. [38-40], second sequence).
Summary A self-portrait of a black teenage girl, big, fat, unloved, with a father who rapes her and a jealous mother who screams abuse. For Precious, as she is called, hope appears when a courageous teacher, a young black woman, bullies, cajoles and inspires her to learn to read. By the author of American Dreams.
Source NBK 2/10 PPL
Awards "Sundance Festival Award Winner"--Cover.
Subject African Americans -- Fiction.
Teenage mothers -- Fiction.
African American girls -- Fiction.
Child abuse -- Fiction.
Literacy -- Fiction.
Incest -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9780307474841 (pbk.)
0307474844 (pbk.)

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