“The breathtaking velocity and visceral power of her prose soars off the page…The Kid gives us a story and a narrative voice which, like his mother’s before him, should definitely be heard.” — THE GUARDIAN (UK)
“[P]owerful… affecting and harrowing.” — Michiko Kakutani, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“[Sapphire] remains fearlessly committed to telling uncomfortable truths… Like Push, The Kid is deeply moving and unflinching.” — ESSENCE
“The Kid’s unflinching authenticity makes it tough yet ultimately rewarding to read.” — PEOPLE
"Steely-eyed, full-frontal daring." — PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER --This text refers to the Paperback edition.