‘I’m alive inside. A bird is my heart. Mama and Daddy is not win. I’m winning.’
This is the story of Precious, a sixteen-year-old illiterate Black girl who has never been out of Harlem. Pregnant by her own father for the second time, she is kicked out of school and placed in an alternative teaching programme. Through learning to read and write, Precious begins to find her voice, and fight back.
Push is the unflinching diary of a girl whose strength and kindness shines amidst extraordinary adversity.
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