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Sapphire 1950-

Overview
Works: 79 works in 227 publications in 8 languages and 12,228 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Poetry  Juvenile works  Love stories  Young adult works  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3569.A63, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Sapphire
Publications by Sapphire
Most widely held works by Sapphire
Push : a novel by Sapphire( Book )
50 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,181 libraries worldwide
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
The kid by Sapphire( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,974 libraries worldwide
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
Push : a novel by Sapphire( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,339 libraries worldwide
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
Push a novel by Sapphire( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 775 libraries worldwide
An electrifying first novel that shocks by its language, its circumstances, and its brutal honesty, Push recounts a young black street-girl's horrendous and redemptive journey through a Harlem inferno. For Precious Jones, 16 and pregnant with her father's child, miraculous hope appears and the world begins to open up for her when a courageous, determined teacher bullies, cajoles, and inspires her to learn to read, to define her own feelings and set them down in a diary
The kid a novel by Sapphire( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Nine year old Abdul is 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 artists' lofts, The Kid 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
Black wings & blind angels : poems by Sapphire( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
"Alive with the emotional honesty and intellectual force for which Sapphire has been admired as both a writer and a performance artist, these forty-seven poems take us into America's past and present, bearing testimony to the black experience in a country fragmented by war, racism, and urban and domestic violence. They tell the story of a search for the complicated spiritual path back to one's roots, a story of family, race, and self-transformation."--BOOK JACKET
American dreams by Sapphire( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 546 libraries worldwide
A collection of poetry and prose pieces captures an angry teenager who goes "wilding" in Central Park, a young African American girl gunned down by a Korean storeowner, a sexually abused child, and the power of art to bear witness and heal its creators
Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire) by Sapphire( visu )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Een dik, zwart meisje van 16 jaar uit Harlem is voor de tweede keer zwanger van haar vader en wordt geterroriseerd door haar moeder. Een maatschappelijk werkster stuurt haar naar een alternatieve school, waar ze leert lezen en schrijven
Push by Sapphire( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Story of a young Harlem girl who learns to read and write thanks to the encouragement of a teacher who bullies, cajoles and inspires her
The kid a novel by Sapphire( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Nine year old Abdul is 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 artists' lofts, The Kid 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
Precious by Sapphire( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Een zwart meisje van 16 uit Harlem is zwanger van het tweede kind van haar vader en wordt naar een alternatieve school gestuurd, waar ze leert lezen en schrijven
Keep simple ceremonies : the feminist spiritual community of Portland, Maine ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Zhen ai ren sheng by Sapphire( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Sapphire presents Pimp : the story of my life by Iceberg Slim( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Meditations on the rainbow : poetry by Sapphire( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Pimp : mémoires d'un maquereau by Iceberg Slim( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in French and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Un roman autobiographique où l'auteur, raconte en détail sa carrière de maquereau. Né à Chicago le 14 août 1918, il était à 18 ans un maquereau surdoué et avait la main sur plus d'une centaine de femmes. Il exerça ses talents de la fin des années 30 jusqu'en 1961. Pour se sortir du ghetto, il choisit une carrière d'écrivain qui se révéla exceptionnelle. Il mourut en 1991
Push by Sapphire( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Precious das Leben ist kostbar ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in German and English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Harlem, 1987. Precious ist eine 200 Kilo schwere Teenagerin, die vom Leben arg gebeutelt wird. Vom Vater vergewaltigt, von der Mutter misshandelt, flüchtet sich die 16-Jährige in Tagträume, die ein besseres Leben verheißen. Das ist allerdings weit entfernt. Obwohl schon in der neunten Klasse, kann das Mädchen weder lesen noch schreiben. Als Precious von der Schule zu fliegen droht, schließt sie sich einem alternativen Lehrprogramm an und stößt auf eine verständnisvolle Lehrerin. Die entdeckt das kreative Potenzial ihrer Schülerin. (Quelle: Verbundkatalog öffentlicher Bibliotheken, Stadtbibliothek Halberstadt, 19.1.11)
His own where by June Jordan( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Nominated for a National Book Award in 1971, His Own Where is the story of Buddy, a fifteen-year-old boy whose world is spinning out of control. He meets Angela, whose angry parents accuse her of being "wild." When life falls apart for Buddy and his father, and when Angela is attacked at home, they take action to create their own way of staying alive in Brooklyn. In the process, the two find refuge in one another and learn that love is real and necessary. His Own Where was one of The New York Times' Most Outstanding Books and was on the American Library Association's list of Best Boo
Push : la storia di Precious Jones by Sapphire( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in Italian and held by 10 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lofton, Ramona.
Lofton, Ramona, 1950-
Lofton, Ramona 1950- Wirklicher Name
ספייר, 1950-
サファイア
Languages
English (142)
French (14)
German (4)
Spanish (4)
Italian (3)
Chinese (2)
Catalan (2)
Dutch (1)
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