By Luis J. Rodriguez
The award-winning and bestselling vintage memoir a couple of younger Chicano gang member surviving the harmful streets of East la, now that includes a brand new disguise.
Winner of the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, hailed as a New York Times extraordinary booklet, and skim through thousands, Always Running is the searing actual tale of 1 man’s lifestyles in a Chicano gang—and his heroic fight to unfastened himself from its grip.
by way of age twelve, Luis Rodriguez used to be a veteran of East l. a. gang battle. Lured by way of a probably invincible gang tradition, he witnessed numerous shootings, beatings, and arrests after which watched with expanding worry as gang lifestyles claimed family and friends contributors. prior to lengthy, Rodriguez observed a fashion out of the barrio via schooling and the facility of phrases and effectively broke unfastened from years of violence and desperation.
attaining good fortune as an award-winning poet, he was once convinced the streets could hang-out him no more—until his younger son joined a gang. Rodriguez fought for his baby by means of telling his personal tale in Always Running, a bright memoir that explores the motivations of gang lifestyles and cautions opposed to the loss of life and destruction that unavoidably declare its individuals.
every now and then heartbreakingly unhappy and brutal, Always Running is eventually an uplifting real tale, full of desire, perception, and a well-deserved lesson for the subsequent new release.
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Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. by Luis J. Rodriguez