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ISBN13: 9780679446262
ISBN10: 0679446265
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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

This is Sapphire's first novel. She was born in 1950 and grew up on army bases in California, Pennsylvania, and Texas. She was graduated from City College 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.

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Jearlpa, November 6, 2009 (view all comments by Jearlpa)
I read this book in one day years ago for my leisure and couldn't but it down. I reread in college in 2000 for a young adult reading class, i was so visid in describing the events that many of my peers went out and bought the book. Our class was able to meet Ms. Sapphire in person, she was awaresome. I enjoy reading the book before seeing a movie, i think movies take something away books, they leave out important events. But i am going to see the movie anyway. If you haven't read the book, Do so you want be disappointed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679446262
Author:
Sapphire
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Literacy
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Incest
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Pregnant schoolgirls
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Incest -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Harlem
Subject:
African American girls
Subject:
Teenage mothers
Subject:
African American - Contemporary Women
Subject:
African American - Urban Life
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
[no.. 72-70]
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.82x5.31x.86 in. .65 lbs.

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