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by Sapphire, 1950-

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Young Adult Fiction YA Fic Sap
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA Fic Sap
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F SAP
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  F SAP
Community Library of Castle Shannon Fiction Fic Sapphire
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  Fic Sapphire
Coraopolis Memorial Library Young Adult Fiction YA SAP
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA SAP
Plum Community Library Young Adult Fiction YA FIC SAP
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA FIC SAP

Includes a Reading Group Guide

Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, has up until now been invisible to the father who rapes her and the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her as just one more of Harlem's casualties. But when Precious, pregnant with a second child by her father, meets a determined and radical teacher, we follow her on a journey of education and enlightenment as she learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it truly her own for the first time.
Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Fiction.
Teenage mothers -- Fiction.
African American girls -- Fiction.
Child abuse -- Fiction.
Literacy -- Fiction.
Incest -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Harlem, New York City -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher New York :Vintage Contemporaries,2009
Other Titles Precious :
Language English
Notes "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).
Awards "Sundance Festival Award Winner"--Cover.
Description 139 pages, 40 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780307474841
9780679766759 (pbk.)
0679766758 (pbk.)
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