Earlier this summer, author Sapphire published The Kid, the follow-up to her celebrated novel Push, which, as we all know, was adapted into the film Precious: Based on The Novel Push by Sapphire.
I missed her when she made an appearance at Barnes & Noble on the sequel’s release date but now I have a second chance to catch her. Brooklyn’s Greenlight Bookstore has partnered with the Brooklyn Public Library to host a reading from the new novel on Monday, August 15.
In The Kid, Sapphire brings her readers deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones, the son of Precious, the unforgettable heroine of Push. Starting when Abdul is nine, the story moves from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday; from a Catholic orphanage to downtown artist’s lofts, as it tells of a twenty-first century young man’s fight to find the path to his future.
After the reading, Sapphire will participate in a Q&A session and sign book. The event will begin at 6:30pm and is completely free but seating is first come, first served.
Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plz
Brooklyn, NY 11238