A book about life in the Barrio of Ela in the 1940. A spiral spin into poverty for Margaret Sepulveda Reyes. A book that gives a true insight into a girls role in a gang. Josie, Bernice and Nellie live this role but know there is a better life out of the project. Away from the gang they make plans and they have dreams. As adults they take different roads and enter the 60’s in Los Angeles. Jazz, drugs and children. In the seventy’s Nellie is caught up in the Chicano movement and runs for the board under La Raza Unida. Josie faces death in the 90’s and the three girls plus Terry spend Josie’s last year by her side. Sad, funny, and against the law.