Always Running

Author : Luis J. Rodriguez
ISBN : 9780743276917
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 46.73 MB
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This award-winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member is now updated with a new Introduction and reading group guide.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Always Running

Author : Luis J. Rodriguez
ISBN : 0613013239
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 36.47 MB
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A former L.A. gang member describes his experiences in that world, recounting the sense of security and power found in a gang and the grim reality of violence and poverty
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

It Calls You Back

Author : Luis J. Rodriguez
ISBN : 9781416584179
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 83.82 MB
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Shares the author's story of his brushes with the law and addictions to heroin and alcohol, tracing his complicated journey toward a recovery marked by a run for political office and his rise to an internationally respected gang interventionist.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Always Running

Author : Luis Rodriguez
ISBN : 0784810753
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A former Los Angeles gang member describes his experiences.
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Hearts And Hands

Author : Luis Rodriguez
ISBN : 9781609800574
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 84.86 MB
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Hearts and Hands deals with many of the difficult issues addressed in Luis Rodríguez’s memoir of gang life, Always Running, but with a focus on healing through community building. Empowered by his experiences as a peacemaker with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago, Rodríguez offers a unique book of change. He makes concrete suggestions, shows how we can create nonviolent opportunities for youth today, and redirects kids into productive and satisfying lives. And he warns that we sacrifice community values for material gain when we incarcerate or marginalize people already on the edge of society. His interest in dissolving gang influence on black and latino kids is personal as well as societal; his son, to whom he dedicates Hearts and Hands, is currently serving a prison sentence for gang-related activity. With anecdotes, interviews, and time-tested guidelines, Hearts and Hands makes a powerful argument for building and supporting community life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Concrete River

Author : Luis J. Rodriguez
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173023655874
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 44.12 MB
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Large volume of poetry, American Book Award Winner
Category: Poetry

East Side Stories

Author : Joseph Rodriguez
ISBN : 1576870723
Genre : Photography
File Size : 26.6 MB
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A knock-out bestseller on its hardcover release just a year ago, East Side Stories has earned stellar praise from The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, The Source, Paper, & has appeared in the pages of Life, Geo, & Revu, as well as many other international publications. East Side Stories has been the subject of solo exhibitions in New York, Mexico City, & Stockholm.
Category: Photography

Borrowed Bones

Author : Luis J. Rodriguez
ISBN : 0810133644
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 87.1 MB
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Foreword by Martín Espada This chapbook collection offers new poems from the prolific career of a community leader, activist, and healer. Luis J. Rodríguez’s work asks profound questions of us as readers and fellow humans, such as, "If society cooperates, can we nurture the full / and healthy development of everyone?" In his introductory remarks, Martín Espada describes the poet as a man engaged in people and places: "Luis Rodríguez is a poet of many tongues, befitting a city of many tongues. He speaks English, Spanish, ‘Hip Hop,’ ‘the Blues,’ and ‘cool jazz.’ He speaks in ‘mad solos.’ He speaks in ‘People’s Sonnets.’ He speaks in the language of protest. He speaks in the language of praise."
Category: Poetry

It Doesn T Have To Be This Way

Author : Luis J. Rodriguez
ISBN : 0892392037
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 27.9 MB
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Reluctantly a young boy becomes more and more involved in the activities of a local gang, until a tragic event involving his cousin forces him to make a choice about the course of his life.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Lady Q

Author : Reymundo Sanchez
ISBN : 9781569762851
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 75.1 MB
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Looks at the life of a member of Chicago's Puerto Rican gang the Latin Queens, the female counterpoint of the Latin Kings, and details the years of sexual abuse that began at the age of five and the consequences of breaking the gang's code of silence when she appeared on Oprah Winfrey's local talk show.
Category: Biography & Autobiography