A list of the 10 hottest hood classic books

Reading Is Fun-damental: 10 Of Hottest “Hood Classic” Books And Their Authors

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Monster by Sanyika Shakur

Sanyika Shakur (born Kody Dehjon Scott; November 13, 1963),[1] also known by his former street moniker Monster, is a former member of the Los Angeles gang the Eight Tray Gangster Crips.[2] He got his nickname as a 13-year-old gang member when he beat and stomped a robbery victim to death.[3][4] Shakur claimed to have reformed in prison, joined the Republic of New Afrika movement, and wrote an acclaimed autobiography called Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member, which was first published in 1993.

Monster describes how Shakur was drawn into gang life, his experiences as a gangster both on the street and in prisons, and eventually his transformation into a Black nationalist. The Containment Theory, Walter Reckless’ thesis on social deviance, can be used to explain and understand the behavior of Sanyika Shakur.

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