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Working together against gang violence by Margi Trapani

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Published by Rosen Pub. Group in New York .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Gangs -- United States -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Juvenile delinquency -- United States -- Prevention -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Violent crimes -- United States -- Prevention -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Violence -- United States -- Prevention -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Gangs.,
  • Juvenile delinquency.,
  • Violence.,
  • Crime prevention.

Book details:

About the Edition

Informs young adults how to be activists in the struggle against gang violence.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 61) and index.

Other titlesGang violence
StatementMargi Trapani.
SeriesThe Library of social activism
LC ClassificationsHV6439.U5 T73 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL967224M
ISBN 10082392260X
LC Control Number96003656

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