The Queen of Harlem Commandments is the first book by Michelle
Smalls, a Harlem powerhouse who turned her pain into prosperity by following a code of
conduct she first learned living the life of a street boss. Ms. Smalls’s journey is not unlike many
young women of color living in the inner cities that learn early in life how to rise above pain,
loss, and disappointment.
Through it all, the Queen made no excuses. Instead, she made commandments.
This book shares Ms. Smalls’ moments of heartache. triumphs, betrayal, and disloyalty She
believes in order to survive and be successful in the hustle of life, you must respect the Code and
follow the Commandments.