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Life in Prison

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ISBN-10: 1587170949

ISBN-13: 9781587170942

Edition: N/A

Authors: Stanley Tookie Williams, Barbara Cottman Becnel, Barbara Cottman

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"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 book which has drawn praise from educators, government leaders, and families alike Williams 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. Awards and honors for Life in Prison: YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, "Books that Don't Make You Blush" 2006 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers American Bookseller, Pick of the Lists Robert F. Kennedy Book Award Nominee VOYA Nonfiction Honor Book
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Book details

List price: $6.99
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 2/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Stanley Tookie Williams, activist and author, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times and the Nobel Prize in literature four times. He is the only man in history to be nominated while imprisoned. He was executed in 2005.