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Always running La Vida Loca, gang days in L.A: La vida loca: gang days in l.a

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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. By age twelve, the author 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 he 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. He fought for his child by telling his own story in this 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, it is ultimately an uplifting true story, filled with hope, insight, and a hard-earned lesson for the next generation.
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subject_facetAutobiographies
Bandes de jeunes -- États-Unis -- Los Angeles (Calif.)
Biographies
Biography
Biography & Autobiography
California -- Los Angeles
Current Events
Electronic books
Family & Relationships
Fiction
Gangs
Gangs -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography
Mexican American youth
Mexican American youth -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography
Nonfiction
Rodriguez, Luis J. -- (1954- ...) -- Biographies
Rodriguez, Luis J., -- 1954-
Science fiction
Young adult -- nonfiction
title_displayAlways running La Vida Loca, gang days in L.A
title_fullAlways Running La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.
Always running : La Vida Loca, gang days in L.A. / Luis J. Rodriguez
Always running : la vida loca, gang days in L.A. / Luis J. Rodriguez
Always running : la vida loca, gang days in L.A. [electronic resource] Rodriguez, Luis J., 1954-
Always running La Vida Loca, gang days in L.A. / by Luis J. Rodriguez
Always running [electronic resource] : La vida loca: gang days in l.a.. Luis J Rodriguez
title_shortAlways running La Vida Loca, gang days in L.A
title_subLa vida loca: gang days in l.a
topic_facetBandes de jeunes
Biographies
Biography & Autobiography
Current Events
Family & Relationships
Gangs
Mexican American youth
Nonfiction
Rodriguez, Luis J