Sapphire Introduces Precious’ Son in “Push” Sequel

July 5, 2011  |  

Chances are you were moved by the story of Claireece Precious Jones. Whether you were first exposed to her in the novel “Push” or you saw her on the big screen in “Precious” the story of a 16 year old girl from Harlem who’s been raped and impregnated by her father is one that sticks with you.

Now, Sapphire has taken on the daunting task of penning a sequel to this novel turned feature film. It’s called “The Kid” and chronicles the life of Precious’ son Abdul.

**Small but huge spoiler alert**


If you’re looking to catch up with Precious in this sequel you won’t find her here. The novel opens at Precious’ funeral.

You can find out more about this upcoming novel at AOL’s Black Voices.

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  • Isis

    I will not be reading this or any of her books. Just sick. Precious was a horror story, a sick story.
    This book is about the son. THe son gets filtered through foster care, an abusive foster family, then gets shipped to catholic orphanage where he is molested by the priests. Then he starts to prey on the other children. Sick. Like who wants to read that garbage. I wish she would go away too Mimi.

  • mimi

    I wish she would just go away. Really…. don't need more of Precious nor her brood.


    Read the NY Times review. Sound interesting but brutal in it's depiction of yet more generational black pathology. Precious was gut wrenching.

  • nursedred

    I followed the links to the book description and read what the author had to say. Apparently precious was a composite of girls she met being a literacy mentor and the book is set in the late 80s when black women were dying in droves from HIV. Apparently she died when her son was 9 and he has just about as hard a life as she did growing up in foster care system. Looks like a good read

  • Marie

    I’m not sure I would want to see a sequel with precious dead…see her overcome more obstacles as Abdul grows up, but not dead..,I hv the book push and I thought it was spectacular but her death in a sequel would be too depressing, so she had aids.. Couldn’t she hv survived this illness as others hv?

    • kim

      the book takes place in 86 so chances are she would have died. she was poor and the hiv cocktail wasn't invented yet.

  • guest

    when i first read that book i thought it was a true story when i found out it was fiction i tought tat book was sick….who writes stuff like that that isn't true?

    • Someone who can't or won't admit that it's true. the statistics are astounding and the truth is most women do know at least one person who's been sexually abused. sad but tru

    • aimee

      You were more upset that it was fiction than non-fiction….? Maybe you need to think about that and reevaluate what you consider "sick"

  • Jessica

    So when will this novel be available. She has not written anything in a very long time.
    Can you give us a bit more info?