PUSH THE BOOK
Push is the debut novel of American author Sapphire. Thirteen years after its release, it was made into Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire. Push book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, has up until now been invis. "Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire," directed by Lee Daniels and written by Damien Paul GRAND JURY PRIZE and AUDIENCE AWARD winner at the .
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Push: A Novel (Paperback) [aa] on myavr.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Relentless, remorseless, and inspirational, this horrific, hope-filled story. With this much anticipated first novel, told from the point of view of an Push. Sapphire, Author Knopf Publishing Group $ (p) ISBN 2. "Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire," directed by Lee Daniels and written by Damien Paul GRAND JURY PRIZE and AUDIENCE AWARD winner at the.
Why have Farrakhan and his opinions become such a vital part of her worldview? A famous—or perhaps infamous—Labor Department study, the Moynihan Report, blamed the absence of fathers and the dominance of women rather than economic and racial inequality for the problems confronting the African American family.
Which side of the argument do you believe Push to support? What does Ms. Rain mean by this metaphor, and does it strike you as an accurate one? Precious tells Ms. Rain that the welfare helps her mother, to which Ms.
What does this novel indicate about abuses and inadequacies in the system? How might an ideal system be constructed? Precious objects violently to this idea. Values determine how we live much as money do. I say Miz Rain stupid there. Which opinion do you agree with, or is there something to be said for both?
What answer, if any, does the novel offer? How does the novel illustrate the concept of the cycle of abuse? How does Precious break that cycle, and what aspects of her own character enable her to do so? What aspects of our culture have enabled the inequities described in the novel to develop?
Why do you think Sapphire has chosen to end the story where she does? Does the book end on a sad or hopeful note? What sort of future do you envision for Precious? What is meant by this word, and how does Precious respond to the injunctions?
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Unlike two of the books I mentioned above, the errors in Precious are important. They let the reader really know Precious, and come as close to her life as is possible. What is more, the writing improves as Precious changes her life.
Sapphire is using language on many different levels. Using language in the strictest terms of communication, and she deserves award after award for this. If the spelling was perfect, the book would lack half of its impact, if not more. Some idiots, and I use this word intentionally, will say a story like this could never happen.
I have taught people who came from where Precious comes from. It is shocking what your students will sometimes tell you. It is even more shocking when the student's next comment is about how impressed she is with you because you went straight to college after high school.
Push : a novel
Yet, the student is going to school while working two jobs, is a single mother, and has usually come though a violent relationship or two. That's impressive.
What Sapphire gives the reader is a true story. An uplifting story with a good dose of sadness, but a story that many teachers will know, will recognize, and will be nodding their heads over.
This is far better than those feel good Hollywood teacher movies.
This, like Entre les murs The Class , is what life and teaching are. Additionally, the action in the classroom rings true.
Push Reader’s Guide
Even JoAnn who disappears from the class rings true. Any teacher will tell you that there are students like that in the classroom. The sense of cohesion and togetherness that a good class can achieve is realistically drawn. This is not the Hollywood movie where the white suburban teacher comes into an inner city class room fresh from the suburbs.
Excerpt: 'Precious (Push Movie Tie-in Edition)'
This is not the story where after a tough first two weeks, she magically touches her students who all start behaving well and gets scholarships to Princeton or some other Ivy League school.
If this was a Hollywood story, it would end with Precious, now a successful something, returning to her old school and thanking the white principal and white math teacher who arranged for her to join the alternative school.
Teachers have bad days. Students have bad days. True, sometimes there will be that shocking light, where everything comes together.
Sapphire's Story: How 'Push' Became 'Precious'
But for days, weeks, months before that, there is hard work. Hard repetitive work, for both the teacher and student. Sapphire catches this. What stands out the most, however, is Precious herself. We see her angry and disruptive. She curses.
She has something. She is, in fact, a victim, though to call her this cheapens her.
Instead, Precious gets us on her side by simply existing. By stating in a matter fact tone of voice what is, and yet because of her frankness, we admire and like her.Showing Loading comments… Trouble loading?
The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. PUSH is the book that the recent academy award winning film "Precious" was based upon and although I haven't seen the movie yet, out of the two I would recommend the movie.
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