The Woman Who Took Back Her Streets
One Woman Fights the Drug War and Rebuilds Her Community
by Rita Webb Smith and Tony Chapelle
When her son is shot by drug peddlers, Rita Webb Smith decides to bring his would-be murderers to justice and rebuild her neighborhood. Once on welfare, now a college graduate and social worker, the mother of six mobilizes the people of Harlem and achieves physical improvements to the streets and mental reconditioning of the people in her neighborhood. The Woman Who Took Back Her Streets is her inspiring and harrowing story.
"The kind of success story Americans are yearning for."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Spirited book about a courageous, persevering woman."
— Publishers Weekly
*Reader's Digest worldwide condensed book
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 294 pages
LC #90-53581, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-065-6 (hc), $19.95