Wake Up and Recognize: Life of a Gang Member - is an awareness reading/workbook for young children and parents. Through out the book, Papa Golley appears with ‘Points of Discussion’ questions for your students or children, so they can give their point of views on the gangs. Children are able to see the influence that gang members have on others, how gangs affect the schools and the community, and what role the parents can play.
In Wake Up and Recognize: Life of a Gang Member, James Daniel, age 12 is an honor roll student who is involved with many afternoon activities. James lives with both parents who work full-time, and his 6-year-old sister, Daisy. James struggles within, as he makes a decision whether or not to join a local gang. Once the decision is made, James must live with the consequences.