Civil Rights Book Club: 'Gang Leader for a Day' by Sudhir Venkatesh
October 30, 2009 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
Venkatesh's story of his complicated relationship with JT and his unique access to the inner workings of the gang provides the reader with an unvarnished, often surprising, portrait that destroys many popular assumptions about gangs and gang members.
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