Crews: Gang Members Talk to Maria Hinojosa
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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But she walked away with her boyfriend. mh: You said those things to her with
her boyfriend there? Weren't you afraid he was gonna hit you back? cindy: You
crazy? No boy is gonna hit me! smooth i trust the crew more than i trust any guy tv
Like last summer when I had a pair of sneakers that were supposed to be white
and they were black so I asked my boyfriend for a pair. That was when he had a
job and he had some money. Last summer, before my sweet sixteen, he was ...
That's the way you gotta live. You know, like even if a guy comes and he's twice
your size and he says "Shut up" you have to say "No, you shut up." smooth b: Like
if my boyfriend says, "I don't want you to be here while I'm selling," I would leave ...
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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