Hearts and Hands

Hearts and Hands
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Publisher : Seven Stories Press
Total Pages : 372
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ISBN-10 : 9781609800574
ISBN-13 : 1609800575
Rating : 4/5 (575 Downloads)

Book Synopsis Hearts and Hands by : Luis Rodriguez

Download or read book Hearts and Hands written by Luis Rodriguez and published by Seven Stories Press. This book was released on 2011-01-04 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hearts and Hands deals with many of the difficult issues addressed in Luis Rodríguez’s memoir of gang life, Always Running, but with a focus on healing through community building. Empowered by his experiences as a peacemaker with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago, Rodríguez offers a unique book of change. He makes concrete suggestions, shows how we can create nonviolent opportunities for youth today, and redirects kids into productive and satisfying lives. And he warns that we sacrifice community values for material gain when we incarcerate or marginalize people already on the edge of society. His interest in dissolving gang influence on black and latino kids is personal as well as societal; his son, to whom he dedicates Hearts and Hands, is currently serving a prison sentence for gang-related activity. With anecdotes, interviews, and time-tested guidelines, Hearts and Hands makes a powerful argument for building and supporting community life.

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