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Push

Push( )
Author: Sapphire,
ISBN:978-1-4176-2627-4
Publication Date:May 1997
Publisher:Perfection Learning Corporation
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.70
Book Description:

A courageous and determined young teacher opens up a new world of hope and redemption for 16-year-old Precious Jones, an abused young African American girl living in Harlem who was raped and left pregnant for the second time by her father

Book Details
Pages:139
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / African American / General
Fiction / African American / Urban
Fiction / Coming Of Age
Fiction / Family Life / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.3 x 7.9 x 0.7 Inches
Book Weight:0.7 Pounds
Author Biography
Sapphire (Author)
Sapphire was born Ramona Lofton in Fort Ord, California on August 4, 1950. She attended City College of New York and received her master's degree at Brooklyn College. Before starting her writing career, she worked as a performance artist and a teacher of reading and writing. Her works include the poetry collection American Dreams and the novel Push, which won the Book-of-the-Month Club Stephen Crane award for First Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's First Novelist Award, and the Mind Book of the Year Award in Great Britain. Precious, the film adaption of her novel Push, won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Awards in the U.S. dramatic competition at Sundance (2009). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Black Scholar, Spin, and Bomb. In 2009, she was the recipient of a Fellow Award in Literature from United States Artists.

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