Peace in the Streets: Breaking the Cycle of Gang ViolenceBy:
Peace in the Streets is a compelling true-life story of gang life transformed in South Central Los Angeles as well as a practical guide for parents, teachers, and communities. Over the course of one year in the early 1980s, Arturo Hernandez, an inexperienced yet committed teacher, irrevocably changed the lives of 30 South Central gang members, aged 12-20.
Hernandez's dramatic retelling of life on the streets challenges stereotypes and sheds important new light on the growing problem of urban youth gang violence. It offers straightforward, step-by-step advice for communities to prevent, counteract, and resolve gang delinquency.
CWLA Stock Number: 6926
Publication Date: 1998