Synopses & Reviews
East Side Dreams is the debut memoir of Art Rodriguez, a Latino American who survived growing up on the rough side of life, often at odds with his dictatorial father. Rodriguez spent time as an inmate of the California Youth Authoritya prison system for young lawbreakers. This book reflects on the happy and the miserable times of his childhoodgrowing up, maturing, and finally making a comfortable life for himself. Highly recommended reading for young adults, East Side Dreams has earned the distinctions of being named the "Best First Book of the Latino Literary Hall of Fame", and has been honored as one of 200 Best Teenage Books in the United States by the New York Public Library System.
As you read East Side Dreams you will experience with Art Rodriguez the difficult time he had growing up, and part of this was dealing with his father. This book will make your emotions run high. You will laugh, cry, and laugh again.
About the Author
Books authored by Art Rodriguez include East Side Dreams, Forgotten Memories, The Monkey Box, and Those Oldies but Goodies. He resides in San Jose, CA.