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Precious Jones is a sixteen-year-old black girl who has never been out of Harlem. Here she tells the heart-rending story of her neglect and abuse, and of her own stubborn determination to acquire an education.

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This is the story of Precious Jones, a sixteen-year-old illiterate black girl who has never been out of Harlem. She is pregnant by her own father for the second time, and kicked out of school when that pregnancy becomes obvious. Placed in an alternative teaching programme, she learns to read and write. This is Precious's diary, in which she honestly records her relationships and life.

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Weight 138 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 13 mm
Author

Publisher

Vintage

Imprint

Vintage

Cover

Paperback

Pages
Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.54 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K