Life in Prison (Paperback)

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    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.
    "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.

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    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    ISBN 9781587170942
    Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 3-4 Ages 8-9
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 2001-02-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Chronicle Books Llc
    Copyright Year 1998
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.3 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Williams, Stanley Tookie

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    • Life in Prison

      I have not read the book, but I bought it for my middle school English Language Arts classroom. We have one copy in our media center and it is always checked out. Many students have praised it highly as a motivation to want to stay out of gangs and prison.

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