Books The Kid by Sapphire Paperback, 374 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe KidAuthorSapphire Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Hardcover, 373 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published July 5 2011 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe KidAuthorSapphire Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary From the best-selling author of Push comes another novel, this time featuring Precious' son. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Sapphire Push Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Kid New In Paperback Breaking The Rules: In Faith, On The Street And Of A Man's World June 27, 2012 Amor Towles debuts with a crisp, 1930s Manhattan love story, while George Pelecanos and Sapphire return with novels that probe the dark sides of urban life. In nonfiction, Penn Jillette argues for atheism, and journalist Jane Gross reflects on caring for an aging parent. Sapphire is the author of two collections of poetry and two novels, Push and The Kid. She is also the 2009 recipient of a United States Artists fellowship. Courtesy of Sapphire hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Sapphire Author Interviews Sapphire Releases Graphic Sequel To 'Push' July 6, 2011 More than a decade after the novel Push was published, audiences can learn about the son of Push's heroine, Precious. The Kid shows how Abdul Jamal Jones fights for his future through love and art. Host Michel Martin speaks with author Sapphire about her books and why her literature has become a cultural phenomenon. (Language Advisory: This conversation contains language that may be considered too graphic for young listeners.) Sapphire Releases Graphic Sequel To 'Push' Listen · 17:42 17:42 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137646847/137646977" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2011 Books Preview: Spotting Summer's High Fliers May 31, 2011 The season of pleasure reading is upon us, and the publishing world has readied a handful of thrilling titles to be released just in time for the summer heat. After surveying the crop, here are our picks for fun reading in the sun.