Lady Q: the rise and fall of a Latin queen

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This is a raw and powerful memoir 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 five 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. For the first time, a woman's perspective on gang life is presented.
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Grouping Title lady q the rise and fall of a latin queen
Grouping Author sanchez reymundo
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subject_facet Gang members -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography, Gangs -- Illinois -- Chicago, Rodriguez, Sonia, -- 1967-, Sexual abuse victims -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography, Violence in adolescence -- Illinois -- Chicago
title_display Lady Q : the rise and fall of a Latin queen
title_full Lady Q : the rise and fall of a Latin queen / Reymundo Sanchez and Sonia Rodriguez, Lady Q : the rise and fall of a Latin queen [electronic resource] / Reymundo Sanchez and Sonia Rodriguez
title_short Lady Q :
title_sub the rise and fall of a Latin queen
topic_facet Gang members, Gangs, Rodriguez, Sonia, Sexual abuse victims, Violence in adolescence