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Sapphire
Sapphire was born in 1950 and spent her first twelve years on army bases in California and Texas. As a teenager she lived in South Philadelphia and Los Angeles. She graduated from City College in New York and received an MFA from Brooklyn College. From 1983 to 1993 she lived in Harlem, where she... show more

Sapphire was born in 1950 and spent her first twelve years on army bases in California and Texas. As a teenager she lived in South Philadelphia and Los Angeles. She graduated from City College in New York and received an MFA from Brooklyn College. From 1983 to 1993 she lived in Harlem, where she taught reading and writing to teenagers and adults. She lives in New York City.
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Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it 3 years ago
I'm a big fan of books written in vernacular if the voice rings true and the book is short. Luckily, this book does not overstay its welcome. If you ignore the final essays at the end, Push is all of 150 pages long. Your average reader could mow through its text in a single sitting. But I will warn ...
Twitchy Witchy Girl
Twitchy Witchy Girl rated it 4 years ago
When I randomly grabbed this book off my bookshelf and decided to read it I knew a little of what to expect since I watched the movie when it came out. I’ve had the book for a while, I just hadn’t read it until now. To be honest, I'm having a hard time reviewing this book. I liked a few aspects of i...
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it 4 years ago
I really enjoyed this read. I think the way it was written was pretty clever. Sapphire wrote it as a progression of Precious's literacy. That was brilliant. There were times I felt that it was needlessly graphic just to get to the reader but I suppose that was the point. To show the reader that thin...
TheBookHuntress
TheBookHuntress rated it 5 years ago
3.5 stars.
elisas8
elisas8 rated it 6 years ago
this collection of short stories is far and away better than the first in the series (i think it's the last of 3, at least with these editors). there were only a couple of stories that i wanted to skip and many that led me to check out other works by a number of the authors.
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