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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


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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