Title Profile & Character Information

Push

Annotation
"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 2009 Sundance Film
Festival

Relentless, remorseless, and inspirational, this "horrific, hope-filled story" (Newsday) is certain to haunt a generation of readers. Precious Jones, 16 years old and pregnant by her father with her second child, meets a determined and highly radical teacher who takes her on a journey of transformation and redemption.

Awards
1997  Black Caucus of the America Library Association Award

Characters
NameJones, Claireece Precious
GenderFemale
OccupationStudent
TraitsAfrican American
Poor
Unwed mother
Abused
Illiterate

GenreSociological
Psychological
Inspirational
Fiction
TopicsGhetto life
Teenage girls
Sexual abuse
Unwed mothers
Loneliness
Shame
Teachers and students
Hope
Literacy
SettingHarlem, New York
New York
Urban
Slum