Always Running

La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.

Author: Luis J. Rodriguez

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743276914

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

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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.
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Always Running

La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.

Author: Luis J. Rodríguez

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453259082

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

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The award-winning memoir of life in an LA street gang from the acclaimed Chicano author and former Los Angeles Poet Laureate: “Fierce, and fearless” (The New York Times). Luis J. Rodríguez joined his first gang at age eleven. As a teenager, he witnessed the rise of some of the most notorious cliques in Southern California. He grew up knowing only a life of violence—one that revolved around drugs, gang wars, and police brutality. But unlike most of those around him, Rodríguez found a way out when art, writing, and political activism gave him a new path—and an escape from self-destruction. Always Running spares no detail in its vivid, brutally honest portrayal of street life and violence, and it stands as a powerful and unforgettable testimonial of gang life by one of the most acclaimed Chicano writers of his generation. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Luis J. Rodríguez including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
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Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds

Author: Dawn B. Sova

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816071497

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 369

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Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, Revised Edition examines the issues underlying the suppression of more than 100 works deemed sexually obscene. The entries new to this edition include America by Jon Stewart, Sex by Madonna, The Buffalo Tree by Adam Rapp, and many more. Also included are updates to entries such as Forever by Judy Blume, and more
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Banned in the U.S.A.

A Reference Guide to Book Censorship in Schools and Public Libraries

Author: Herbert N. Foerstel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Looks at censorship in American schools and libraries, and includes a section of the fifty most banned books from 1996 through 2000, including newcomer Harry Potter.
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Hearts and Hands, Second Edition

Creating Community in Violent Times

Author: Luis J. Rodriguez

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609805542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Hearts and Hands focuses on healing through community building. Empowered by thirty years of experience 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 drive to dissolve gang influence on kids is as personal as it is societal; his son, to whom he dedicates Hearts and Hands, served more than a decade in prison for gang-related activity. With anecdotes, interviews, and time-tested guidelines, Hearts and Hands makes a powerful argument for building and supporting community life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Gangland: An Encyclopedia of Gang Life from Cradle to Grave [2 volumes]

Author: Laura L. Finley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440844747

Category: True Crime

Page: 616

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This two-volume set integrates informative encyclopedia entries and essential primary documents to provide an illuminating overview of trends in gang membership and activity in America in the 21st century. • Comprises approximately 200 encyclopedia entries on gangs in the United States • Illustrates entries through 16 primary documents • Provides a chronology to help readers to contextualize developments related to gang activity • Includes a Guide to Related Topics to facilitate tangential discovery • Defines terms essential to understanding the subject matter of the text in a glossary
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Hearts and Hands

Creating Community in Violent Times

Author: Luis Rodriguez

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609800575

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 369

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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.
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Hearts & Hands

Creating Community in Violent Times

Author: Luis J. Rodriguez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781609805531

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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A former gang member and author of the National Book Award-winning Concrete River shares his inspiring, inspirational tale of breaking free from his violent surrogate family, using the work of Joseph Campbell, Lao-tzu, and others to drive his message home.
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My Nature is Hunger

New & Selected Poems, 1989-2004

Author: Luis J. Rodriguez

Publisher: Curbstone Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 149

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My Nature Is Hunger is the first poetry collection in five years by the major award-winning Latino author, Luis Rodriguez. It includes selections from his previous books, Poems Across the Pavement, The Concrete River, and Trochemoche, and 26 new poems that reflect his increasingly global view, his hard-won spirituality, and his movement toward reconciliation with his family and his past.
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