Push by Sapphire

Available At: DCC (HS), Rampart

Removed from DCC (HS) on 5 May, 2023

Returned to DCC (HS) on 26, July 2023

Categories: Cursing, Drug Abuse, Racism, Sexual, Violence, Whiteness

Description: A heavily sexually abused teenager’s life circumstances change when a new mentor teaches her to read.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book has explicit sexual activities including incest and molestation; sexual nudity; excessive/frequent profanity and derogatory terms; controversial racial commentary; drug use; and violence including self-harm.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

The above scale indicates whether, in our view, the referenced book violates established and upheld Federal (Miller Test) and State (Colorado Obscenity Test) standards. Books that violate ALL established standards will have a table printed in red. Under Colorado Law, willful distribution of such material is deemed a Class 6 penalty carrying a fine and/or up to 18 months in prison.


Page 16: “I was left back when I was twelve because I had a baby for my father.”

Page 18: “He look like a bitch just got a train pult on her.”

Page 20: “She look at me like I said I wanna suck a dog’s dick or some shit.”

Page 29: “And that’s what white shit like Mrs Lichenstien comin’ to visit result in.”

Page 32: “Daddy put his pee-pee smelling thing in my mouth, my pussy, but never hold me.”

Page 44: “You know crackers eating roast turkey and champagne and shit.”

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