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Life in Prison (PB)

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Publisher Comments:

"The true stories I've written in this book are my living nightmares. My greatest hope is that the lessons the stories offer will help you make better choices than I did." Stanley "Tookie" Williams, cofounder of the notorious Crips gang, is a death-row inmate. But in his two decades of incarceration, Williams has also become a respected author and activist whose dedication to ending gang warfare in the lives of inner-city children has earned him a 2001 Nobel Peace Prize nomination. In this award-winning bookwhich has drawn praise from educators, government leaders, and families alikeWilliams describes the brutal reality of being an inmate. He debunks myths of prisons as "gladiator schools" with blunt, riveting stories of overwhelming homesickness, the terror of solitary confinement, and the humiliation of strip-searches. Williams' words are a frank challenge to adolescent readers to educate themselves, make intelligent decisions, and above all, not to follow in his footsteps.

Synopsis:

Williams, the cofounder of the Crips gang and a nominee for both the Nobel Peace Prize and the Nobel Prize in Literature, became an anti-gang crusader before he was executed in December 2005. In this work he debunked urban myths about prison life and challenged young people to choose the right path. Selected for the Young Adult Library Services Association's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults list.

About the Author

Stanley "Tookie" Williams was on death row at San Quentin State Prison from 1991 until his execution by lethal injection in December, 2005.

Barbara Cottman Becnel has been interviewing Stanley Williams since 1993 and has collaborated with him on his numerous anti-gang education projects. She lives in northern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781587170942
With:
Becnel, Barbara Cottman
Author:
Becnel, Barbara Cottman
Author:
Chronicle Books
Author:
Cottman, Barbara
Author:
Cottman, B
Author:
Williams, Stanley Tookie
Author:
arbara
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Location:
New York
Subject:
Social Science - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Sociology
Subject:
Law & Crime
Subject:
Prisons
Subject:
Prisoners
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Nonfiction - General
Subject:
Social Studies - General
Subject:
Prisons -- United States.
Subject:
Prisoners -- United States.
Subject:
Children s-Peace and Justice
Copyright:
Series Volume:
FS-120-00
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.325 in 0.3 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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