Gangs in Garden City

Gangs in Garden City

How Immigration, Segregation, and Youth Violence Are Changing America's Suburbs

Book - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:
For the past five years, journalist Sarah Garland has followed the lives of current and former gang members living in Hempstead on the border of Garden City, Long Island. Affiliated with Mara Salvatrucha and 18th Street, their troubling personal stories expose the cruel realities of segregation, racial income gaps, and poverty that lie hidden behind suburban white picket fences.

As Garland travels from Los Angeles to El Salvador and back to the East Coast, she reveals a disturbing cycle of poverty in which families, fleeing from troubled Central American cities, move into America's suburban backyards, only to find the pattern of violence repeating itself. Brilliantly reported and sensitively told, Gangs in Garden City draws back the veil on a hidden, troubling world.

Publisher: New York, NY : Nation Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9781568584041
1568584040
Call Number: 364.106 GARLAND
Characteristics: xiv, 305 p. ; 25 cm
Subjects: MS-13 (Gang)
Youth and violence -- New York (State) -- Garden City.
Central Americans -- New York (State) -- Garden City.
Gang members -- New York (State) -- Garden City.
Hispanic American gangs -- New York (State) -- Garden City.
Gangs -- Central America.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at GCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top