- Paperback: 197 pages
- Publisher: Child Welfare League of Amer (April 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780878686926
- ISBN-13: 978-0878686926
- ASIN: 0878686924
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
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Peace in the Streets: Breaking the Cycle of Gang Violence Paperback – April, 1998
From Library Journal
"Gang members are not from Mars or Venus. Their behavior differs only in degree from expected teenage behavior," says Hernandez, who puts 20 years of experience in working with gang members into this book, with the premise that First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton first brought to lightAit takes a village to raise a child. Two-thirds of the account consists of riveting true-life stories of the author's work with gang members; the remainder is a blueprint detailing how to work together to salvage young lives. The thesis of a 1927 book by Ed Thrasher, The Gang: A Study of 1,313 Gangs in Chicago, is that you reduce delinquency by developing a teenager's personal interests. Seventy years later, Hernandez wholeheartedly concurs with that thesis, and he shares what has and has not worked in his effort to bring peace to the streets. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries.ASandra Isaacson, U.S. EPA ESD-LV Lib., Las Vegas
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