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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fayette Co PL - Connersville FIC SAP (Text) 39230029979778 Adult Books Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library FIC SAP (Text) 39206020278642 Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780679446262
  • ISBN: 0679446265
  • Physical Description: 139 pages, 38 unnumbered pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : 2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
A Borzoi book.
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.
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: Domestic fiction.

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