Crews: Gang Members Talk to Maria Hinojosa

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Harcourt Brace, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 168 pages
National Public Radio reporter Maria Hinojosa’s work with “crew” (gang) members of New York City inspired this in-depth collection of interviews. Her direct, nonjudgmental questions evoke poignant, surprising, and sometimes shocking responses from young people torn between violence and struggle for survival in America’s cities. “The contemporary topic, universal themes, accessible writing, and compelling language will fill a void on many libraries’ shelves. These powerful statements may serve as a wake-up call to young adults and all who work with them today.”--School Library Journal

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A book describing Hinojosa's interviews with gang members in New York City. Kids like this often get labelled and shoved into a group, but their individual voices sing loud and clear in this book. It ... Read full review


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Award-winning journalist and author Maria Hinojosa is managing editor and host of Latino USA. In addition to hosting each week's show, Hinojosa is the senior correspondent for the Emmy Award -winning PBS newsmagazine NOW.Born in Mexico City, Hinojosa is a magna cum laude graduate of Barnard College, where she majored in Latin American studies, political economy and women's studies. Hinojosa resides in New York City.

German Perez is a contributor for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt titles including: "Crews".

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