Popular Juvenile Detention Books
Space Juvie - The Adventures Of The Super Sons #7
As a teen, he served time. Now he’s using books to help teens in juvenile detention
Graphic Novels. Other nonfiction titles are generating interest as well, and are essential resources to have on hand when discussing social justice. Beginning with a look at the roots of racism and white privilege in the United States, the book delves into the impact racial profiling has on health care, housing, voting rights, laws, and other institutional practices and patterns. Recent conversations regarding justice and injustice and calls for reform are also included, as are case studies of arrests and the deaths of year-old Tamir Rice, year-old Michael Brown, and others at the hands of police. Religious profiling and Islamophobia are also addressed. Throughout the book, first-person eyewitness accounts, research findings, statistics, and photos add powerful evidence of the extent and pervasiveness of racial profiling.
Dieter Cantu, 28, keeps books he has collected in his kitchen pantry, his bedroom and closet. He takes the books to juvenile detention centers and mentors children who are in juvy now. Thursday, Aug. When he was growing up in San Antonio, getting shipped off to foster care and sent to live with relatives, he never had the books he was hungry to read. In his teens, Cantu spent four years in the Texas juvenile justice system after pleading guilty to aggravated robbery.
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Reese Anderson lives in a inch-square jail cell. Even the name of the jail, the Progress Center, sounds darkly ironic. What could progress possibly mean in a place like this? That means thinking about the far-off future while sidestepping bullies and bigots, the lures and snares of life in jail. When Reese is in lockdown — confined to his own cell — the isolation feels like sweet relief.