As My Mind Took In the Ghetto is a poetic, often nostalgic recollection of two children’s experiences from an inner city neighborhood in the early 1960s. This uniquely profound novel enables the reader to know the events described on a deeply personal level. Author A.J. Barlanti brings a most insightful and compassionate understanding through a writing style that explores the depth of human emotion from within an urban land of stone. Variations of tone, mood, and point-of-view add flair to this literary work that views a time and place that realized its own immortality in American history.