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Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member
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After pumping eight blasts from a sawed-off shotgun at a group of rival gang members, twelve-year-old Kody Scott was initiated into the L.A. gang the Crips. He quickly matured into one of the most formidable Crip combat soldiers, earning the name “Monster" for committing acts of brutality and violence that repulsed even his fellow gang members. When the inevitable jail term confined him to a maximum-security cell, a complete political and personal transformation followed: from Monster to Sanyika Shakur, black nationalist, member of the New Afrikan Independence Movement, and crusader against the causes of gangsterism. In a document that has been compared to The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Eldridge Cleaver's Soul on Ice, Shakur makes palpable the despair and decay of America's inner cities and gives eloquent voice to one aspect of the black ghetto experience today.

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Street Date:
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Sanyika Shakur. (2007). Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member. Grove Atlantic.

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Sanyika Shakur. 2007. Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member. Grove Atlantic.

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Sanyika Shakur, Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member. Grove Atlantic, 2007.

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Sanyika Shakur. Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member. Grove Atlantic, 2007. Web.

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        Gang war is war. There are uniforms, military-grade weapons, leaders, and a battle primarily for territory and resources. The threat of death or capture is constant, and there is no going home, because the battleground is home. Written from solitary confinement, Monster is the memoir of one of the Crips' most ruthless soldiers, who was recruited at age 12 and is responsible for the deaths of hundreds.

        Copyright 2016 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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