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Welcome to Street Gangs Book Club, a centralized place to gain information on books that discuss urban culture, specifically gangs. There are countless books on the topic of gangs, hip hop, prisons, and the ghetto, but has assembled this list for your reading pleasure.

We have also assembled a classic literature list on must read books for the new gang researcher.

Just Like Compton by Kevon Gulley


Gang Redux: A Balanced
Anti-Gang Strategy

by James Diego Vigil

Lessons From a
Gang Cop
Tony Moreno

Wicked Sick
by Anthony Murillo

World of Gangs
John Hagedorn

The Black Hand

by Chris Blatchford


Home of the Body Bags
by Terrell Wright

Blue Rage, Black
Stanley “Tookie” Williams

East Side Stories: Gang Life in East LA

by Joseph Rodriguez

Street Wars and the Future of Violence by Tom Hayden


Greg Boyle
Father Greg and
the Homeboys
by Celeste Fremon


Gangs & Society: Alternative Perpectives


The Almighty Latin King & Queen Nation


Under & Alone by William Queen


Inside the Crips: Life inside L.A.’s Most Notorious Gang
by Colton Simpson

8 Ball Chicks
by Gini Sikes

Once a King, Always a King by Reymundo Sanchez

My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King
by Reymundo Sanchez

City of Quartz

City of Quartz by Mike Davis


Hard Copy: Territoriality Among African American Street Gangs in Los Angeles


CD Version: Territoriality Among African American Street Gangs in Los Angeles


Behind Bars: Surviving Prison
by Jeffrey Ross & Stephen Richards

Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York: An Informal History
by Herbert Asbury

Gang Intelligence Manual

by Bill Valentine

Gang and their Tattoos
by Bill Valentine

Life in Prison
by Stanley Tookie Williams

The Gangs of Chicago
by Herbert Asbury

gangs Gangland: How the FBI Broke the Mob by Howard Blum

by Yxta Maya Murray


From Pieces to Weight
by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

Tupac: Resurrection


GIS Gang Territory Files


Biggie: Voletta Wallace Remeber


Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent, …

The 50 Most Asked …
By T. Rodgers

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop
By Jeff Chang


Always Running By Luis Rodriguez


Cycles of the Ghetto
By Andrea Woods $15.95

Once Upon a Time in Harlem

By Moses Miller

Urban Street Terrorism

By Al Valdez & Rene Enriquez

The Starting Lineup

By A.C. Moses$44.99

3 Comments for “Book Club – Books on gangs”

  1. Talia Scherich

    You could definitely see your enthusiasm within the work you write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to mention how they believe. At all times follow your heart.

  2. ben

    North Philly Hustla and Ashes To Ashes “north philly hustla 2” by author Kenneth Williams . great stories .

  3. andrew kaiden

    hi alex i want to cop some dvds and books but i want to meet you i will make a list and shoot me your number holla back stay up i stay in encino i will tell you what to bring

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