Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member Topics for Discussion

Sanyika Shakur
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Describe Kody's initiation into the gang. What gang does he join? What set? Define "set."

What does Kody do as "work" for the gang? How strong is his devotion? Give an example of Kody's devotion to the gang. Kody says that a gang sometimes takes the place of a family. Is this what happens in his case? Why do you believe that or why not?

Who are the two girls in Kody's life? Describe his relationship with each. How are they different? The same? What attracts Kody to each of the two?

How does Kody get the name "Monster?" When Kody's brother, Kershaun, joins, what name is he given? What name does Kody adopt for himself later? How - and why - do the two differ?

Who is Keondra? What impact does she have on Kody's life?

Describe the politics of the Crips. What...

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