In The Kid
(Penguin), Sapphire tells the story of Abdul Jones, who is 9 when we meet him, on the day of his mother's—Precious's—funeral. Shuffled off to one negligent or abusive foster home after another, Abdul eventually finds and nurtures the gift that will save him: He becomes a dancer. O'
s Crystal G. Martin talked to Sapphire about her hopes for the new novel.
Printed from Oprah.com on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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