RIYL books about gangs or street life
Street Lit, Getto Lit, or Urban Lit Resources for Librarians (from Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki)
Street Lit: Resources for Librarians by Miranda Doyle Martin Luther King Middle School, San Francisco
Urban Fiction for Teens Powerpoint presented at CLA, 2008 by Miranda Doyle
Urban Literature Handout presented at CLA, 2008 by Miranda Doyle
Urban Fiction/Street Lit/Hip Hop Fiction from the Library Best Practices Wiki
Streetgangs Book Club
Urban Lit Hennepin County Library
Street Fiction

RIYL Outsiders
Homeboyz by Alan Sitomer
Black and White, Rucker
Park Setup and Response by Paul Volponi
Snitch by Allison van Diepen
If I Grow Up by Todd Strasser
"Academy 7" by Ousterlund
"The Secret Year" by Jennifer Hubbard
Hinton's "Rumble Fish"
I Am the Messenger
Scorpions by Walter D Myers
The Autobiography of my Dead Brother by Walter D Myers
Mousetrap by Walter D Myers
Dopesick by Walter D Myers
Kristin Randle’s _ breaking rank _.


Gang-related Fiction
Autobiography of my Dead Brother by Walter Dean Myers
Bang! by Sharon Flake
Beckoners by Carrie Mac
Bluford Series
Breaking Rank by Kristin Randle
Concrete Candy by Apollo
A Different kind of heat by Antonio Pagliarulo
Emako Blue by Brenda Woods
Shadow of the Dragon by Sherry Garland
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Drive By by Lynne Ewing
East side dreams (and sequels) by Art Rodriguez
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Homeboyz by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Locas by Yxta Maya Murray
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Romiette and Julio by Sharon Draper
Scopions by Walter Dean Myers
Snitch by Allison Van Diepen
Street Pharm by ALlison Van Diepen
True to the Game: A Teri Woods Fable by Teri Woods
Tyrell by Coe Booth
Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon

Gang-related Nonfiction
Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
Down these Mean Streets by Piri Thomas
Inside the Crips: Life Inside L.A.'s Most Notorious Gang by Colton Simpson, Ann Pearlman, and Ice T
Tamin the Tiger from the Depths of Hell to the Heights of Glory: The Remarkabel True Story of a Kung Fu Champion by Tony Anthony
The Pact by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, and Lisa Frazier Page
True Notebooks by Mark Salzman
Two Badges: The lives of Mona Ruiz by Mona Ruiz and Geoff Boucher
Makes Me Wanna Holler by Nathan McCall
No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row by Susan Kuklin
Life in prison by Stanley "Tookie" Williams
Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown
Monster: the Autobiography of an LA Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur and Monster Kody Scott
My Bloody Life by Reymundo Sanchez
Once a King, Always a King by Sanchez
The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson
Parrot in the Oven by Victor Martinez
The Freedom Writers Diary by by The Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell
We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, and Sharon Draper
Lady Q: The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen

Updated fromCALIBK12 by Emily Milla Library Clerk
Updated from: YALSABK 09/13/08 by Brandi Smits