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Precious: based on the novel Push / by Sapphire.

Sapphire, 1950- (Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Garrett PL - Garrett FIC SAP (Text) 30010170563368 Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307474841
  • ISBN: 0307474844
  • Physical Description: 139 pages, 40 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, [2009]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"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, etc.:
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.
Awards Note:
Sundance Festival Award Winner
Subject: African Americans > Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Teenage mothers > Fiction.
African American girls > Fiction.
Child abuse > Fiction.
Literacy > Fiction.
Incest > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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