The Author Behind the Hit Movie "Precious"

The critical success of the 2009 movie "Precious" reintroduced us to the New York-based author Sapphire, who penned the novel on which the film is based, "Push." In it, Sapphire lays out the psychological journey of the unloved and neglected Precious Jones as she endures physical and emotional abuse from her mom, rape by her HIV-positive father, illiteracy, obesity and, as if all that weren't challenging enough, single motherhood.

Now Sapphire has brought us The Kid, a follow-up novel that carries the story forward through the youthful eyes of Precious' 9-year-old son, Abdul, soon after her death from AIDS.  He too must navigate the same brutal urban landscape as his mother.

  • Book Signing & Talk
  • Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30pm
  • Powell's City of Books
  • 1005 West Burnside, Portland

For more information on Sapphire, visit this website.


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