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Author Black, Timothy.

Title When a heart turns rock solid : the lives of three Puerto Rican brothers on and off the streets / Timothy Black.

Publication Info. New York : Vintage Books, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.38 B627W    Check Shelf
Edition First Vintage Books edition.
Description xxxviii, 421 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Note Originally published in hardcover: New York : Pantheon Books, c2009.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "I am a jíbaro, but I get my hair cut in the city" -- The lost generation -- Bilingual education and the school dropout -- The tail of the drug trade -- The block -- Leaving the streets -- Transitions -- The prison pipeline -- Rebel without a cause -- When a heart turns rock solid -- Good and bad.
Subject Puerto Ricans -- Massachusetts -- Springfield.
Puerto Ricans -- Massachusetts -- Springfield -- Economic conditions.
Puerto Ricans -- Massachusetts -- Springfield -- Social life and customs.
Urban poor -- Massachusetts -- Springfield.
Springfield (Mass.) -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9780307454874
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