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Straight Outta East Oakland: If You Don't Know, You'd Better Ask Somebody

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Firstborn Walker is a book worm who dreams of attending one of America's most competitive universities. When his best friend is shot through the forehead with a hollow tip bullet, his desire to flee the mean streets only intensifies. Unemployed, he turns to the only person who can help him secure the money he'll need to supplement his scholarship, a childhood friend known ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Soul Shaker Publishing Music and Works
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alexandra
Feb 21, 2012 alexandra rated it really liked it
Super good title. Lots of action for the urban lit fans, but gives the reader a lot to think about how the government responds to poor people of color too.
Brandon Daviet
Mar 25, 2014 Brandon Daviet rated it it was amazing
An amazing book. The literary equivocal of a film like "Menace to Society" At times you feel like your in the same room with the books characters as they plan their takeovers of the Oakland street. This is the real stir from a man that live the life of a gangster and was lucky enough to walk away and make a book.
Lonnie
Apr 15, 2014 Lonnie rated it really liked it
Very good book, I'm from East Oakland and enjoyed the book. I was at a friends house and just happened to see in the book case, lucky me. My friend actually knows the author from Allen Temple.
Tamara L.
May 04, 2013 Tamara L. rated it it was amazing
Stellar book from an amazing author and humanitarian. This genre is way outside of my normal reading, but reaching these "lost" souls is so very important. The action and emotions within this book are legit. Mr. Williams knows the Tenderloin and those living this life. He's real. This lifestyle is real. There is hope for those who want it!
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I think that this book was astonishing. Mind-Breaking. This book real have you jumping out of your seat.
Jeremy
Oct 24, 2008 Jeremy rated it really liked it
Great read. Insightful and raw. Really captures the pulse of the streets.
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