I remember reading The House That Jack Built. I loved it. This book takes that same rhyming style and turns it into a ghetto-fabulous tale of the dangers of crack, from start to finish. It begins with the exploited South American workers in the coca fields and goes all the way to the streets of the inner city.
I remember my favorite books from when I was a kid, and none of them covered such wide-ranging topics as these. See some of the strangest, funniest, and most disturbing children's books ever.