Search Results: "Sapphire"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KID by Sapphire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2011

"Powerful and disturbing, though not always coherent."
The larger audience attracted by the award-winning adaptation of the author's debut novel (Push, 1996, adapted into the film Precious) will recognize this sequel as "Son of Precious." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUSH by Sapphire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 1996

"A maudlin (at times pornographic) advertisement for the power of literacy and the value of recovery groups. (First printing of 150,000)"
Poet Sapphire's slim first novel draws on her experience as a performance artist and literacy teacher: She tells her sad but sentimentally uplifting story in the voice of a 17-year-old illiterate from Harlem, and the result is more sociological (in the Ricki Lake mold) than literary. Read full book review >