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From Our Land To Our Land: Essays, Journeys, And Imaginings From A Native Xicanx Writer

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Luis J. Rodriguez writes about race, culture, identity, and belonging and what these all mean and should mean (but often fail to) in the volatile climate of our nation. His passion and wisdom inspire us with the message that we must come together if we are to…
Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.

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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 New York Times notable…
We All Belong: Reflections About Borders From The  Students Of Galileo High School

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What is a border to you? In this collection, inspired by Luis J. Rodriguez's Always Running, the tenth-grade students of Galileo High School in San Francisco set out to answer this question for themselves in the form of personal narratives, fictional short…
Counting Time Like People Count Stars: Poems By The Girls Of Our Little Roses, San Pedro Sula…

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Over twenty-five years ago two Americans, Dr. Diana Frade and her husband, Episcopalian Bishop Leo Frade, founded Our Little Roses Home for Girls in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Until then abandoned girls were often given to prisoners since no such homes existed.…
Borrowed Bones: New Poems From The Poet Laureate Of Los Angeles

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Foreword by Martín Espada This chapbook collection offers new poems from the prolific career of a community leader, activist, and healer. Luis J. Rodríguez’s work asks profound questions of us as readers and fellow humans, such as, "If society…
Hearts And Hands, Second Edition: Creating Community In Violent Times

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Hearts and Hands focuses on healing through community building. Empowered by thirty years of experience with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago, Rodríguez offers a unique book of change. He makes concrete suggestions, shows how we can create nonviolent…
It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing

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Luis Rodriguez, author of the award-winning and bestselling classic memoir Always Running , chronicles his harrowing journey from a drugged-out gang member to one of the most revered figures in Chicano literature. Hundreds of thousands of readers came to know…
My Nature is Hunger: New and Selected Poems, 1989  2004

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Award-winning Latino author Luis J. Rodríguez stuns with My Nature is Hunger. The collection features 26 new poems that reflect Rodríguez’s increasingly global view, his hard-won spirituality, and his movement toward…
America Is Her Name
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|January 1, 2010

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Set in the Pilsen barrio of Chicago, this children's picture book gives a heartwarming message of hope. The heroine, América, is a primary school student who is unhappy in school until a poet visits the class and inspires the students to express themselves…
The Concrete River
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|January 1, 2010

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1991 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence The Concrete River is a collection of poems by poet laureate of Los Angeles Luis Rodríguez. They illuminate the gritty idiosyncrasies of immigrant life in urban barrios spanning Los Angeles to…
Music of the Mill: A Novel
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|February 28, 2006

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In a stunning literary achievement -- with a power and scope reminiscent of John Steinbeck -- Luis J. Rodriguez captures the soul of a community in this epic novel about love, family, workers' rights, industrial strife, and cultural dislocation As the World War…
La Vida Loca (Always Running): El Testimonio de un Pandillero en Los Angeles

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"A los doce años, Luis Rodríguez ya era un veterano de la guerra entre las pandillas de East Los Angeles. Atraído por una cultura pandillera aparentemente insuperable, fue testigo de un sinfín de balaceras, golpizas y arrestos y, más…
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