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Sapphire
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Sapphire has taught reading and writing to teenagers and adults in New York City since 1987. A poet and performance artist, she is the author of American Dreams, a collection of poetry. Push is her first novel. She lives in New York City.

Books by Sapphire

Precious

The harrowing but uplifting story of an abused teenager in Harlem, adapted into a film tipped for Oscar success in 2010

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