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By age twelve, Luis Rodriguez was a veteran of East L.A. gang warfare. Lured by a seemingly invincible gang culture, he witnessed countless shootings, beatings, and arrests, then watched with increasing fear as drugs, murder, suicide, and senseless acts of street crime claimed friends and family members. Before long Rodriguez saw a way out of the barrio through education and the power of words, and successfully broke free from years of violence and desperation. Achieving success as an award-winning Chicano poet, he was sure the streets would haunt him no more — until his young son joined a gang. Rodriguez fought for his child by telling his own story in Always Running, a vivid memoir that explores the motivations of gang life and cautions against the death and destruction that inevitably claim its participants. At times heartbreakingly sad and brutal, Always Running is ultimately an uplifting true story, filled with hope, insight, and a hard-earned lesson for the next generation.

About the Author

The son of Mexican immigrants, Luis J. Rodriguez grew up in Watts and East Los Angeles. He began writing in his early teens, and eventually won national recognition as a poet, journalist, and critic. He is currently working as a peacemaker among inner-city gangs and runs Tia Chucha Press, which publishes emerging, socially conscious poets. He lives in Chicago.

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I had heard this book was very good and by the review this book got it had interested me in reading it so once I read it I thought WOW my friends were right this book is amazing. You should try reading it yourself.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671882310
Author:
Rodriguez, Luis J.
Publisher:
Touchstone
Author:
Rodriguez, Luis J.
Author:
Rodriguez, Luis
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Specific Groups - Criminals
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
Regional Subjects - West
Subject:
Mexican American youth.
Subject:
Mexican American youth -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
M 16790.1 C
Publication Date:
19940209
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.4375 x 5.5 in 8.752 oz

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