Push (Hardcover)

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Description


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.

About the Author


She was born in 1950 and grew up on army bases in California, Pennsylvania, and Texas. She was graduated from City C ollege in New York, received an MFA from Brooklyn College, and taught reading and writing to teenagers and adults in Harlem and the Bronx for eight years. Sapphire is a performance poet and the author of American Dreams. She lives in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679446262
ISBN-10: 0679446265
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication Date: October 20th, 2009
Pages: 192
Language: English