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Title:Always Running
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Luis J. Rodríguez
Publisher:Touchstone
ISBN:0743276914
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:288
Category:Non fiction, Memoir, Biography, Crime

Always Running by Luis J. Rodríguez

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Always Running The award winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles now featuring a new introduction by the author .

Winner of the Carl Sandburg Literary Award hailed as a i New York Times i notable book and read by hundreds of thousands i Always Running i is the searing true story of one man s life in a Chicano gang and his heroic struggle to free himself from its grip .

By age twelve Luis Rodriguez was a veteran of East Los Angeles gang warfare Lured by a seemingly invincible gang culture he witnessed countless shootings beatings and arrests and then watched with increasing fear as gang life claimed friends and family members Before long Rodriguez 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 poet he was sure the streets would haunt him no more until his young son joined a gang Rodriguez fought for his child by telling his own story in i Always Running i a vivid 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 i Always Running i is ultimately an uplifting true story filled with hope insight and a hard earned lesson for the next generation

The Republic of East L.A., My Nature Is Hunger: New and Selected Poems, 1989 2004, Hearts and Hands: Creating Community in Violent Times, It Doesn't Have to Be This Way/No tiene que ser así: A Barrio Story/Una historia del barrio, Always Running, Music of the Mill: A Novel, América Is Her Name, Trochemoche, The Concrete River: Poems, It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing