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Gang Leader for a Day

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Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
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Dec 30, 2008 | ISBN 9780143114932

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Praise

“Riveting.” The New York Times

“Compelling . . . dramatic . . . Venkatesh gives readers a window into a way of life that few Americans understand.” Newsweek

“An eye-opening account into an underserved city within the city.” Chicago Tribune

“The achievement of Gang Leader for a Day is to give the dry statistics a raw, beating heart.” The Boston Globe

“A rich portrait of the urban poor, drawn not from statistics but from vivid tales of their lives and his, and how they intertwined.” The Economist

“A sensitive, sympathetic, unpatronizing portrayal of lives that are ususally ignored or lumped into ill-defined stereotype.” Finanical Times

Awards

School Library Journal Best Book of the Year WINNER

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