Can't Let Nobody Ride My Bike: An Oakland Narrative and Hip Hop Soundtrack
Ronald Anderson and his friends call themselves the 700 bike crew. To Ronald and his friends, their bikes are their cars. One day they dream of trading their bikes for muscle cars so they can floss at Oakland sideshows. Ronald is a young man who is struggling to find his way as an intelligent young black man growing up fast in East Oakland. Ronald and his group of friends must figure out ways to avoid the entrapments of street life in the neighborhood they live in.
Together, they must navigate a road of bullies, drugs, sex, and violence. The streets of Oakland put Ronald and his friends to the test. With Ronald's ambition and newfound confidence, let's see the world try and stop him. Robert Alexander is a counselor, educator, and author. He enjoys helping young students actualize their full potential, whether it is going to college or picking a major.
The Hood to Higher Education organization exposes youth of color to different college options and careers, while building on their own cultural awareness through critical literacy.
0.51" H x 9.02" L x 5.98" W, (0.73 lbs), 222 pages