Events & Author Appearances

Feb
17
In Deep
Meet the Author: Angalia Bianca
Oak Lawn Library, 9427 S. Raymond Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453 (map it)
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Join authors Angalia Bianca and Linda Beckstrom for a signing of their book, In Deep. Bianca will join community leaders, including Father Pfleger on a speaking panel. 
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In Deep
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By Angalia Bianca, By Linda Beckstrom, Foreword by Kevin Gates
Price 27.99

Cloth

Published Oct 2018

Before Angalia Bianca became one of Chicago's foremost authorities on violence interruption and prevention and before she received international recognition and was honored by the City of Chicago, she was a criminal, a master manipulator, a brilliant con artist. Bianca spent twelve years in prison for forgery, embezzlement, drug dealing, and theft. But now she has gone far beyond the expectations for recovery to a life of service fueled by an unrelenting determination to make a difference.   Bianca was once a gang member; now she puts her life on the line to interrupt gang violence. For thirty-six years she was a heroin addict; now she mentors people in recovery. She was homeless; now she appears as an invited guest, speaking across the country and around the world. Bianca crawled out of the deepest hole imaginable; now through her work with CeaseFire/Cure Violence she climbs back down to change lives.  In Deep is a blunt, honest look at Bianca's life. Her mind-blowing stories take readers deep into a life of grit and gang violence that seems inescapable. Her story is at once fascinating, terrifying, and ultimately full of hope. Readers will be inspired by Bianca's climb out of the depths of depravity, and by her commitment to those facing the worst that the city of Chicago has to offer.