WBEZ | The Kid http://www.wbez.org/tags/kid Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Sapphire Discusses 'The Kid' http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/sapphire-discusses-kid-106224 <p><p>Bestselling author <strong>Sapphire</strong> converses with <strong>Donna Seaman</strong>, Senior Editor at Booklist, to discuss her novel <em>The Kid</em>. <em>The Kid</em> is Sapphire&#39;s second novel and tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push&#39;s unforgettable heroine, <em>Precious</em>.</p><p>Famed in the worlds of literature, poetry and literacy--and an extraordinary public speaker--Sapphire is first and foremost a poet and performer. She is the author of <em>American Dreams</em>, cited by <em>Publisher&#39;s Weekly</em> as &#39;One of the strongest debut collections of the nineties;&#39; and <em>Black Wings &amp; Blind Angels</em>, of which <em>Poets &amp; Writers</em> declared, &#39;With her soul on the line in each verse, her latest collection retains Sapphire&#39;s incendiary power to win hearts and singe minds.&#39;</p><p>More information on this event <a href="http://www.chipublib.org/events/details/id/99774/">here.</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/StoryWeek-webstory_13.jpg" title="" /></div><p>Recorded live Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Harold Washington Library Center.</p></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/sapphire-discusses-kid-106224