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Always Running La Vida Loca Gang Days in LA

O joined a gang in Chicago where they now live Always Running is packed with episode after episode of high drama but within this honest and powerful depiction of social devastation there is a father's impassioned message of understanding and hope to his son and to thousands like him Rodriguez's inspiring story should be read by anyone who cares about the future of children in Americ ALWAYS RUNNING IS AN AMAZING BOOKThis book is about a young boy named Luis Rodrigues known as the author It talks about Gang days

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There has never been a clear and compelling account of a gang member's life than Always Running Luis J Rodriguez's elouent impassioned frighteningly vivid chronicle of his youth in Los Angeles in the late 60s and early 70s Growing up in Watts and East LA Rodriguez joined his first gang at age 11 and was drawn into la vida loca the crazy life Gangs were how we wove something out of t I found out about this book during my time working at Garfield There were a lot of books in the classroom libraries about gang li

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He threads of nothing he remembers By age 18 he was a veteran of gang warfare police killings drug overdoses and suicides that had claimed 25 of his friends and had driven him and so many others to despair In part Rodriguez survived the violence and desperation of his youth by writing down his experiences They were only woven into this astonishing book years later when his son Ramir Always Running is an engaging and intelligent look into the socio political factors that have led to the proliferation of street


About the Author: Luis J. Rodríguez

Luis J Rodríguez b 1954 is a poet journalist memoirist and author of children’s books short stories and novels His documentation of urban and Mexican immigrant life has made him one of the most prominent Chicano literary voices in the United States Born in El Paso Texas to Mexican immigrant parents Rodríguez grew up in Los Angeles where in his teen years he joined a gang lived on t



10 thoughts on “Always Running La Vida Loca Gang Days in LA

  1. says:

    I found out about this book during my time working at Garfield There were a lot of books in the classroom libraries about gang life books of poetry by Tupac Shakur stuff the students prefered as it had to do with you know real life Which was in a way bullshit I mean a few of them maybe could relate to that and the ones that could were sorry of the fact and didn't flaunt it One kid I remember his older brother had been killed in a

  2. says:

    Luis Rodriguez speaks out of a virtually unheard experience a young Chicano man who survived la vida loca gang culture in South San Gabriel Rodriguez' writing is raw and brutally honest but with a lyricism that will stop readers in their tracks He gives voice to an unheard cry and illuminates the heartbreaking cycle of poverty and violence that perpetuates gang wars He neither simplifies the problem nor admits defeat H

  3. says:

    I found this to be a powerful and painful read It's not easy reading about the gang experience It's harder still when you know it could have been your story if circumstances had been different I knew it was bad in LA but I had no idea how hard it was just to surviveI'm Mexican American and 4 years older than t

  4. says:

    The glaring contradictions in this memoir make it hard to side with the author You can only take so many I was given no opportunities paragraphs next to ones about voluntary drug use sex and violence until it's impossible to believe anything the author says

  5. says:

    Always Running is an engaging and intelligent look into the socio political factors that have led to the proliferation of street gangs in the last century in areas where large percentages of citizens have few opportunities but plentiful obstacles told through the firsthand experiences of former gang member and now activist Luis Rodr

  6. says:

    Growing up in California and attending schools that were often 50% or hispanic I was really interested in this book I was hoping that it would expose to me the culture and reasons behind gangs To some extent the book achieved thisHowever I was so put off by the book that I stopped halfway through The author offers lots of short narratives of events that happened in his life but they are not strung together into

  7. says:

    ALWAYS RUNNING IS AN AMAZING BOOKThis book is about a young boy named Luis Rodrigues known as the author It talks about Gang days back in the old days of Los Angeles This book is based on his real life some people dont realize how life is because they havent gone through or havent seen anything Life in Colorado isnt the same as in the south or in other places its very difficult to live in a time the way Luis did and oth

  8. says:

    Being in education I'm always curious about banned books and books with lots of buzz Here in California Always Running is kept behind the checkout desk at my local library because it is one of the most stolen books so I wanted to check it out Interesting enough but not steal worthy I can see how his story would appeal t

  9. says:

    I think it was a really good book It never got out of the story it was very concentrated on Luis The main Chara

  10. says:

    It was a good book that portrayed the streets of LA I really related to what the author talked about even though he recollected events that are years past my time Growing up in LA county my entire life and being half Mexican is what made me r

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