Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Cass, Alicia, author.

Title Metamorphosis : the butterfly experience / Alicia Cass.

Publication Info. [California] : SEP Publishing, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 CASS,A    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    92 CASS,A    Available
Description x, 254 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "By the time Alicia Cass is fifteen, she is homeless, a high school dropout, and out of options. Turning to the only family she knows she can trust--after her own family and the foster care system leave her abused and broken--Cass joins a gang on the streets of Los Angeles. It's the 1980s--cocaine and gang violence are at an all-time high, and Cass soon finds herself in the eye of the storm, struggling for survival. Cass's memoir is rooted in courage and determination. It's a story that shows what it's like for one woman grappling with the perilous cycles of abuse. After a childhood buried under the emotional weight of abuse and fear, Cass emerges as a symbol of hope and the power of second chances. You will be inspired by her courage and touched by her eloquent honesty. This riveting memoir delves deep into the gripping account of life in a gang--when you don't know if you can even trust yourself--and the only family you know is the one you have found on the streets" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Cass, Alicia.
Cass, Alicia -- Childhood and youth.
Ex-foster children -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Ex-gang members -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Female gang members -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Gangs -- California -- Los Angeles.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Title Butterfly experience
ISBN 9780991030705 (paperback)
0991030702 (paperback)

Available items only