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Gangs and Weapons (Tookie Speaks Out Against Gang Violence Series) (LIBRARY EDITION)
     

Gangs and Weapons (Tookie Speaks Out Against Gang Violence Series) (LIBRARY EDITION)

by Stanley Tookie Williams, Barbara Cottman Becnel
 

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Tookie started a life of violence on the streets of LA, first with fists, then knives, then From death row, he teaches kids about the inevitable tragedy associated with weapons.

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Tookie started a life of violence on the streets of LA, first with fists, then knives, then From death row, he teaches kids about the inevitable tragedy associated with weapons.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4 UpBefore he landed in prison, Tookie Williams was an active gang leader in South Central L.A. and was seriously wounded by gunfire. In this series, he encourages readers to learn from his mistakes and his experiences in gang life. In simple, straightforward language, the young man describes why and how he became involved, what his life was like as a gang member, and how it led him further and further from the likelihood of a productive future. Each double-page spread features large print on glossy paper with lots of white space and a full-page color photograph. The pictures are generally of good to excellent quality. A good deal of background information is repeated from book to book and students may be turned off by the didactic, second-person treatment. Still, these titles have an important message and probably an audienceperhaps intermediate students, particularly reluctant readers, who have a need for a dose of reality on this topic.Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823923427
Publisher:
Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Tookie Speaks Out Against Gang Violence Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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