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Alan Ball's screenplay of the motion picture:
Ball, Alan. American Beauty. London: FilmFour, 2000. Print.
GVRL - American Beauty
Background article accessed through the Gale Virtual Reference Library:
Sickels, Robert. "American Beauty." International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers. Ed. Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast. 4th ed. Vol. 1: Films. Detroit: St. James Press, 2000. 41-43. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 13 Feb. 2012.
Academic Search Complete - American Beauty
Articles about the film American Beauty found through the Academic Search Complete database.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Sapphire. Push: A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. Print.
GVRL - Sapphire
Background article about Sapphire accessed through the Gale Virtual Reference Library:
Waite, Stacey. "Sapphire (b. 1950)." Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Vol. 2. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press, 2009. 550-552. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 13 Feb. 2012.
Academic Search Complete - Precious
Articles and reviews about the film Precious found through the Academic Search Complete database.
Literature Resource Center - Sapphire
Articles from the Literature Resource Center database about the author Sapphire and the film Precious.