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The Resource Precious : based on the novel Push, by Sapphire

Precious : based on the novel Push, by Sapphire

Label
Precious : based on the novel Push
Title
Precious
Title remainder
based on the novel Push
Statement of responsibility
by Sapphire
Title variation
Push
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A courageous and determined young teacher opens up a new world of hope and redemption for sixteen-year-old Precious Jones, an abused young African American girl living in Harlem who was raped and left pregnant by her father
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 1997.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2010
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053974
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
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Sapphire
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.A63
LC item number
P74 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • African Americans
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Teenage mothers
  • African American girls
  • Child abuse
  • Literacy
  • Incest
Target audience
adult
Label
Precious : based on the novel Push, by Sapphire
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover
  • "Includes the novel Push and a reader's guide"--Cover
Control code
ocn368022334
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Movie Tie-in ed.
Extent
139 p.,.
Isbn
9780307474841
System control number
(OCoLC)368022334
Label
Precious : based on the novel Push, by Sapphire
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover
  • "Includes the novel Push and a reader's guide"--Cover
Control code
ocn368022334
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Movie Tie-in ed.
Extent
139 p.,.
Isbn
9780307474841
System control number
(OCoLC)368022334

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