By Tony Lewis Jr.,K.L. Reeves
Slugg: A Boy's existence within the Age of Mass Incarceration is a blueprint for survival and an illustration of the ability of affection, sacrifice, and repair. The son of a Kingpin and the prince of a close-knit crime family members, Tony Lewis Jr.'s existence took a dramatic flip after his father's arrest in 1989. Washington D.C. stood because the homicide capital of the rustic and Lewis used to be solid into the guts of the fight, from a lifetime of balance and riches to at least one of chaos and poverty. How does one make it in the United States, combating the breakdown of households, the plague of untimely dying and the hopelessness of being reviled, remoted, and forgotten? Tony Lewis' surprising trip solutions those questions and provides, for the 1st time, a detailed examine the familial residue of America's historical application of mass incarceration.
"Slugg is actually an enormous paintings. it's so fantastically written, robust, poignant. A needs to learn for us all."
Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, Pulitzer Prize successful writer of Blood within the Water: the Attica legal rebellion of 1971
From tuition Library Journal
When Lewis used to be years outdated, his father used to be 19, a drug kingpin, and a millionaire. As a toddler, the writer led a pampered lifestyles in a huge condominium with automobiles, electronics, and the trimmings of wealth, even going to non-public colleges. At age 9, his lifestyles descended into chaos while his father was once arrested and given a lifestyles sentence. Lewis’s mom turned more and more paranoid, eventually succumbing to psychological disorder. this pretty and demanding e-book holds web page after web page of perception and mirrored image approximately criminal, offerings, fatherhood, and connection. Lewis went from seeing his father on a daily basis to seeing him 3 times within the thirteen years he was once incarcerated. The younger guy struggles together with his personal demons and what he's going to make of his lifestyles. ultimately, he is going directly to win nationwide awards for neighborhood carrier, and readers cheer him on as he does. This booklet is a needs to buy.
Amy Cheney, Librarian and founding father of "In the Margins" ebook award.
"Tony Lewis Jr. has a point of view like no different at the crack exchange that decimated the nation's capital within the 80's and 90's. With this gripping memoir, Lewis relates an intimate background and portrays an aspect of Washington D.C. infrequently seen."
Joe Heim, The Washington publish
"A modern-day hero, Tony Lewis Jr has all of the instruments to steer us to a greater the next day. This publication promotes characteristics which are misplaced in too lots of our males. Slugg is largely the tale of an entire generation"-Wale, Grammy Nominated Artist
“Tony’s tale is considered one of very good triumph opposed to all odds after having his global crash down round him. He was once thrust into poverty in the course of some of the most determined and awful eras within the District of Columbia’s background, yet he rejected his father’s lifetime of crime and as a substitute embraced neighborhood activism to enhance his fatherland and the lives of these round him.”—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)