The Resource The kid, Sapphire

The kid, Sapphire

Label
The kid
Title
The kid
Statement of responsibility
Sapphire
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is Sapphire's latest, a sequel to Push coming 15 years after its publication and one year after Precious, the film based on Push, got Academy Award attention. It is the story of Precious's son, Abdul, opening on the day of his mother's funeral. This book brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones, son of Sapphire's unforgettable heroine, Precious. It is a story of survival and awakening, and of one young man's remarkable strength. We meet Abdul at age nine, on the day of his mother's funeral. Left alone to navigate in a world where love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood and toward an identity he can stand behind. In a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday; from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artist's lofts, this story tells of a twenty-first-century young man's fight to find a way to the future. Intimate, terrifying, deeply alive in Abdul's journey we are witness to an artist's birth by fire. -- From publisher's web site
Summary
After his mother dies when he is nine years old, Abdul Jones finds his way toward adulthood by overcoming the legacy of physical and sexual abuse he carries with him from his time in a foster home and at a boys' Catholic school
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10002958
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sapphire
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.A63
LC item number
K53 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American boys
  • African Americans
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The kid, Sapphire
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Push
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
373 p.
Isbn
9781594203046
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011001739
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn693810717
  • (OCoLC)693810717
  • 206321
Label
The kid, Sapphire
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Push
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
373 p.
Isbn
9781594203046
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011001739
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn693810717
  • (OCoLC)693810717
  • 206321

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