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Always running La Vida Loca, gang days in L.A

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2005
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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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9780743276917
9781666584929
9781453259085
9781880684061
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Always running La Vida Loca, gang days in L.A
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Always Running La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.
Always Running [electronic resource] / 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 / Luis J. Rodriquez
Always running : la vida loca, gang days in L.A. / Luis J. Rodriguez
Always running La Vida Loca, gang days in L.A. / by Luis J. Rodriguez
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