Rise and fall of a latin queen

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Java: A Beginners Guide by Herbert Schildt

Overall I wasnt pleased. There are some great things here, but too many important topics are glossed over or missing from this to be a good beginners book. As a person who has known Java since its first days, I too overlooked much of this on my first read as I chose this for my beginning Java book at a tech college. However the confusion from my students quickly made me aware of all of the books short comings. The examples were not clear or focused enough and the explanations assumed background knowledge that they didnt have. And note that they already know programming basics, just not Java, so anyone also new to programming would likely struggle more.

Going past the basics, there are key things that are not covered here. The most egregious omission is an introduction to and discussion of Collections. While I understand that a beginning book cannot cover everything, this is so integral to doing so many things that it is ridiculous not to include. Even if this had just been enough to introduce lists and the ArrayList class, with a pointer out to the other classes, that would be sufficient. There are so many other topics that are crammed in here in such a way that I really question the authors choices to leave that out entirely.

I could go on and on about our issues with this book, but I think Ill just leave it with this... Anyone authoring a Beginners Guide, really needs to take some steps back to what it is truly like to be a beginner. And anyone publishing one should really get some beginners to read it. My choice for a book in this space is still Head First Java, which does go back to that beginner level and also does a great job reinforcing concepts through repetition and detailed examples with discussion. Honestly a true beginner really isnt concerned yet with the new and different from Java 8, so even though that book is now quite old, I would still recommend it.
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Writers Against Racism: Lady Q – The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen

Offering a rarely seen female perspective on gang life, this raw and powerful memoir tells not only of one woman's struggle to survive the streets but also of her ascent to the top ranks of the new mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs were members of her own. At age 5 Sonia Rodriguez's stepfather began to abuse her; at 10 she was molested by her uncle and beaten by her mother when she told on him; and by 13 her home had become a hangout for the Latin Kings and Queens who were friends with her older sister. Threatened by rival gang members at school, Sonia turned away from her education and extracurricular activities in favor of a world of drugs and violence. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in America, became her refuge, but its violence cost her friends, freedom, self-respect, and nearly her life. As a Latin Queen, she experienced the exhilarating highs and unbelievable lows of gang life. From being shot at by her own gang and kicked out at age 18 with an infant daughter to rejoining the gang and distinguishing herself as a leader, her legacy as Lady Q was cemented both for her willingness to commit violence and for her role as a drug mule. I did not think that this was terrifically well written.

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Post a Comment. What is also a rarity is hearing from Latinas who are involved or associated with gangs in the US. My opinion is that there is positive, there is negative, there is struggle and redemption and all of those stories must be shared, heard, and valued. I received a free copy of the book for review through the Condor Book Tour , and I must say as a disclaimer that the opinions expressed in this review are mine alone. Before I begin this review I must state my bias: I do not see all gangs as negative aspects or parts of communities.

I read the post a few days ago. A tale of survival. It made me wonder how many more cries for help are not heard…. This is smartly done and well-written in my opinion. I just want to know what the best software is to purchase to design blogs. Does anyone have suggestions of software or ways to build blogs and websites easily and inexpensive?. I remember my days as a news producer for WCBS-TV in New York and covering gang related stories, which always tended to focus around drugs and violence.

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