Books tagged: los angeles riots

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Butterfly Jar
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,070. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Coming of age
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With all the rhythm, poetry, and pain of a Black girl's childhood in South Central LA, Jalondra Davis tells the story of Tanis Sutton, who dreams of having happy parents, straight hair, and an ice-cream colored house on the west side of town. In this coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the LA 92 riots, Tanis struggles with first boyfriends, schoolyard cliques, and family secrets.
The Thin Blue Line: An In-depth Look at the Policing Practices of the Los Angeles Police Department
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,980. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political, Nonfiction » History » American
Covering the time from Chief Gates' tenure until the end of the Rampart Scandal, The Thin Blue Line brings forgotten and startling events from the last thirty years of the LAPD's shocking history to life. Attempting to view brutality and corruption through a critical lens, this book uses extensive research to investigate the various charges of police corruption as a result of policing practices.