Sociology Booktalk

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Gang Leader for a Day - 364.1 VEN

Sudhir Venkatesh recounts how he managed to work his way into one of Chicago's must brutal crack-dealing gangs and describes the horrific events he witnessed, and sometimes participated in.

4 copies available in the LMC

2 copies available in Overdrive

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Glass Castle - 921 WAL

The author recalls her life growing up in a dysfunctional family with an alcohol father and distant mother and describes how she and her siblings had to fend for themselves until they finally found the resources and will to leave home.

11 copies available in the LMC

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House Rules - 921 SON

The author reflects on her father's control and abusiveness and discusses how she broke free from his rules.

6 copies available in the LMC

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The Selection - FIC CAS

"Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illea, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her"--Provided by publisher.

3 copies available in the LMC

2 ebooks available in Overdrive

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Unwind - FIC SHU

Three teens embark upon a cross-country journey in order to escape from a society that salvages body parts from children ages thirteen to eighteen.

4 copies available in the LMC

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The Warrior Heir - FIC CHI

After learning about his magical ancestry and his own warrior powers, sixteen-year-old Jack embarks on a training program to fight enemy wizards.

1 copy available in the LMC