Why did the author’s mom get so angry when he hit his sister when he was three years old in The Other Wes Moore?

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In part 1, chapter 1, the author describes an incident in which his mother disciplined him for hitting his sister, Nikki, who is seven years older than he is.

To his surprise, the author’s mother, Joy, yelled at him to go to his room because she had told him not to “ever put [his] hands on a...

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