Everything you need to understand or teach My Bloody Life by Reymundo Sanchez.
My Bloody Life is Reymundo Sanchez's frank memoir of growing up as a member of the Latin Kings, Chicago's largest and most violent Latino gang. In what is ultimately a very sad story, the young boy who is the target of his parents' violence turned into a violent young man with no education or skills. Reymundo was a lost boy. His elderly father died when he was four, and his teenaged mother lived with a succession of violent men in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Both his mother and her boyfriends beat Reymundo unmercifully. At thirteen, his mother kicked him out and Reymundo started hanging out at the gang clubhouse because he was homeless.
Although domestic violence ruined Reymundo's family life, gang violence brought all the good things into his life. After a hit on a rival gang, he was welcomed into homes of gang members. They...
My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King Lesson Plans contain 137 pages of teaching material, including: