Sapphire, who's real name is Ramona Lofton, was born in Fort Ord California in 1950. And released the book Push on June 11, 1996.
The Main Character: Claireece Precious Jones, she is a 16 year old who lives in Harlem who is pregnant with her second baby. She lives with her abusive mother, Mary, who really hates her and her kid.
In Conflict With: The fact that her father raped her and now she has to raise the kids she had because of him and one of them has down syndrome. She was also kicked out of school because she was pregnant and forced to go to a pre-GED class where she learns to read and write.
Secondary Character: Ms.Rain, the GED teacher who helps Precious grow as a woman and gets her on the right track. She teaches her to read and write, and learn more about life.
In Conflict With: When Precious's life affects the classroom and she has push Precious through it. And it doesn't help that the other people in the class are immature.