Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire


My name is Claireece "Precious" Jones.

I wish l had a Iight-skinned boyfrIend

with real nice hair.

And l wanna be on the cover of a magazine.

But first, l wanna be

in one of them BET videos.

Momma said l can 't dance.

Plus, she said, who wants

to see my big ass dancing, anyhow?

Well , if there's no volunteers,

then l'm going to have to call people.

Okay, Leticia, you got number one. Leticia!

Jess Wesley, n umber two.

l like math. l don 't say nothing.

l don 't open my book, even. I just sit there.

-You down?

-N u mber six.

Every day I tell myself

something's gonna happen.

l'm. . . l'm dead serious.

Like, l'm gonna break through.

Or somebody's gonna break through to me.

l'm gonna be normal

and pay attention,

and sit ln the front of the cIass.

Distributive principles. . .


. . .are principles that

you can do in your head.

I like Mr. Wicher.

l pretend he my husband

and we live someplace IIke Westchester.

Look at him. He like me, too, l know it.

l can teIl by his eyes.

He aIways looking at me and smiIing at me.

Boys! Boys ! Boys!

l'm not you r f***ing boy!

You're disrupting the class.

Yeah, well, l'm talking now,

so you listen.

Shut the f*** up ! l'm trying to listen !

Mr. WIcher know l got his back.

One twenty-two.

Why are we barking , Jess?

Monday's assignment.

l'm assumi ng everybody did it.



Please. . . Quiet. Precious, get your things.

l have. . . Come here for a second.

Now this sh*t.

ls there anybody

who didn't do their homework?

Why? These aren't requests.

These are requirements. Okay?

You have to go to the principal's office.

Go to the principal's office!

All right, that's enoug h . That's enough.

No, he's not allowed on campus.

Where was he seen?

Could you get Mr. Tork from Room 25,

tell him to go to Room 1 6 right away?

Thank you .

No. He was seen on the second floor.

Yes. Thank you.

Send Claireece in here!

She's ready for you now.

Mr. Taylor? Ms. Lichenstein.

Come in.

Matthew Will iams, second floor.

ln front of his locker.

Yes. Suspended last week.


Yes, absolutely. Thank you.

Hello, Claireece.

Are you pregnant?

You're 1 6. You're still in junior h igh school,

and you're pregnant with you r second child.

ls that correct, Claireece?

Are you pregnant again?

What happened, Claireece?

l had sex, Ms. Lichenstein.

Do you have any other thoughts

about your situation , Claireece?


Am I in trouble?

Thank you. I gotta get back to math.

Sit down , Claireece. Sit down right now.

We should have a parent-teacher's

conference with you, me and your mother.

My mother's busy.

All right. Well then,

how about if l come to your house?

lf l were you , l wouldn't.

l . . . l'm going to have to suspend you.

That ai n't fai r! l didn't do nothing !

l do my work!

My grades is good !

ls something going on at home?

lf something's going on at home,

l want you to tell me right now.

You get my cigarettes?

No, they didn't have it.

l played the number, though.

l cou ldn't box it.

Yes. Yeah.

Right there. Yeah . Daddy loves you.

Precious, what did you think of the fil m?

l thought it was fabulous.

-What's next for you?


-How are you feeling?

-l feel great!

J ust one more, just one more, quick!

l love you , too!

You know I love you !

Hey, boo!

l ain't gonna say it no more.

The door was open, so l let myself in.

Well, there goes my chance

to teII you l'm not home.

Now, Mary, this is important.

Now, come on, Mary,

she'll have a great time.

I'd enroll myself, but l became ineligibIe

for teen pageants a few days ago.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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