Richmond resident’s book shares smarts from life on the streets

Richmond resident’s book shares smarts from life on the streets
Tyvon Price, Courtesy of 94.1 KPFA

By Kathy Chouteau

A Richmond resident has written a book informed by his experiences growing up on inner-city streets.

Author Tyvon Price’s fictional narrative, “Adopted by the Streets” draws from his own family life growing up in Richmond while plagued by poverty, crime and the constant call of the streets.

Price’s 136-page book is presented by Page Publishing and is currently available for purchase at bookstores (when open), or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes & Noble.

According to Price, “Adopted by the Streets is intended to give the reader a little insight on how growing up in a hood environment you are introduced to a lot of things at an early age and how you are born with a curse over your life passed down from generation to generation. Until one person tries to fight his whole life to break his generational curse, sacrificing his life for a better future for the generations to come.”

Now a married father of two children, Price told interviewers from “Durags & Conversations” on 94.1 KPFA that he was inspired by his son to write the book to help keep him off the streets.

During the same conversation, also available to watch via a YouTube video, Price said he wrote Adopted by the Streets on his phone and that so far it’s been well received. The book, which is written in the vernacular of the streets, currently has all five-star reviews on Amazon.

Price said during the interview that he chose to write a book—as opposed to another form of artistic expression—because “our culture forgot about books. The books…can fix our brains. They help us.”

Adopted by the Streets II will be coming out in the near future, per Price in the aforementioned interview. For more info, visit Price on Facebook or contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.