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Product Description: 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 cooperates, can we nurture the full / and healthy development of everyone?" In his introductory remarks, Martín Espada describes the poet as a man engaged in people and places: "Luis Rodríguez is a poet of many tongues, befitting a city of many tongues...read more
By Martín Espada (foreword by) and Luis J. Rodriguez

Paperback:

9780810133648 | Curbstone Pr, April 15, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Foreword by Martín Espada This chapbook collection offers new poems from the prolific career of a community leader, activist, and healer.

A former gang member, peacemaker, and poet offers practical suggestions for creating nonviolent opportunities for at-risk youth.

Hardcover:

9781583222638 | Seven Stories Pr, September 1, 2001, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A former gang member, peacemaker, and poet offers practical suggestions for creating nonviolent opportunities for at-risk youth.

Paperback:

9781609805531, titled "Hearts & Hands: Creating Community in Violent Times" | 2 edition (Seven Stories Pr, May 13, 2014), cover price $19.95
9781583225646 | Seven Stories Pr, April 1, 2003, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Hearts and Hands deals with many of the difficult issues addressed in Luis Rodríguez’s memoir of gang life, Always Running, but with a focus on healing through community building.

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Product Description: Tia Chucha Press started twenty-five years ago in Chicago with the publication of Luis J. Rodriguez’s first book, Poems Across the Pavement. As founder/editor of the Press, Rodriguez has sincepublished more than fifty poetry collections of quality crosscultural U...read more

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9781882688487 | Anv edition (Tia Chucha Pr, April 15, 2014), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Tia Chucha Press started twenty-five years ago in Chicago with the publication of Luis J.

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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 Luis J. Rodriguez through his fearless classic, Always Running, which chronicled his early life as a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles. The long-awaited follow-up, It Calls You Back is the equally harrowing story of Rodriguez starting over, at age eighteen, after leaving gang life—the only life he really knew.The book opens with Rodriguez’s final stint in jail as a teenager and follows his struggle to kick heroin, renounce his former life, and search for meaningful work. He describes with heartbreaking honesty his challenges as a father, and his difficulty leaving his rages and addictions completely behind. Even as he breaks with “la vida loca” and begins to discover success as a writer and an activist, Rodriguez finds that his past—the crimes, the drugs, the things he’d seen and done—has a way of calling him back. When his oldest son is sent to prison for attempted murder, Rodriguez is forced to confront his shortcomings as a father, and to acknowledge how and why his own history is repeating itself, right before his eyes.Deeply insightful and beautifully written, It Calls You Back is an odyssey through love, addiction, revolutions, and healing.

Hardcover:

9781416584162 | Touchstone Books, October 4, 2011, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: 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.

Paperback:

9781416584179 | Reprint edition (Touchstone Books, July 3, 2012), cover price $15.99 | also contains It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing

CD/Spoken Word:

9781611204100 | Unabridged edition (Dreamscape Media Llc, October 4, 2011), cover price $49.99 | About this edition: Growing up on the streets of East L.
9781611204131 | Mp3 una edition (Dreamscape Media Llc, October 4, 2011), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Growing up on the streets of East L.

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Product Description: The Northeast San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles is the second largest community of Mexicans and Central Americans in the United States with 500,000 people. Yet, until 2001 the Northeast Valley had no trade bookstores, movie houses, art galleries, or decent cultural spaces...read more

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9780253111807, titled "Cinema and Technology: Image, Sound, Colour" | Indiana Univ Pr, February 1, 1985, cover price $25.00 | also contains Cinema and Technology: Image, Sound, Colour, Rushing Waters, Rising Dreams: How the Arts Are Transforming a Community

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9781882688432 | Tia Chucha Pr, April 30, 2012, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The Northeast San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles is the second largest community of Mexicans and Central Americans in the United States with 500,000 people.

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Product Description: By age twelve, Luis Rodriguez 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 that culture claimed friends and family members...read more

Paperback:

9780743276917 | Reprint edition (Touchstone Books, September 6, 2005), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A former L.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781611204162 | Unabridged edition (Dreamscape Media Llc, December 13, 2011), cover price $49.99 | About this edition: By age twelve, Luis Rodriguez was a veteran of East L.
9781611204193 | Mp3 una edition (Dreamscape Media Llc, December 13, 2011), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: By age twelve, Luis Rodriguez was a veteran of East L.

Prebinding:

9781439566282 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: There has never been a more clear and compelling account of a gang member's life than Always Running, Luis J.

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Product Description:  TROCHEMOCHE means helter-skelter in Spanish, and this book expresses the turmoil of the barrio and the various themes that drive Luis J. Rodríguez's poetry. Drawing on more than ten years of poems, Rodríguez writes powerfully and passionately about urban youth, family, and the plight of neglected communities, while exploring the rich cultural roots of his Chicano ancestry...read more

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9781880684504 | Curbstone Pr, June 1, 1998, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Expresses the turmoil of the barrio and explores recovery and personal growth, ways of knowledge, revolution, and the power of poetry

Prebinding:

9781439502365 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 26, 2008), cover price $22.95 | About this edition:  TROCHEMOCHE means helter-skelter in Spanish, and this book expresses the turmoil of the barrio and the various themes that drive Luis J.

Product Description: From the award-winning author of Always Running comes a brilliant collection of short stories about life in East Los Angeles. It is a life brimming with hope and vitality, the depiction of which reaffirms Luis J. Rodriguez as not only one of America's keenest urbanists but as a writer with a perfect blend of humanist empathy and poetic soul...read more

Hardcover:

9780066212630 | Rayo, April 1, 2002, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Captures the heart and soul of East L.

Paperback:

9780060936860, titled "The Republic of East L.A.: Stories" | Reprint edition (Perennial, March 1, 2003), cover price $12.99 | About this edition: Captures the heart and soul of East L.

Prebinding:

9781435297883, titled "The Republic of East L.a.: Stories" | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 5, 2008), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: From the award-winning author of Always Running comes a brilliant collection of short stories about life in East Los Angeles.

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Product Description: This book reveals what young people are thinking and feeling. Expressing a range of emotions from hope to immense sadness, students write about family, identity, and community. With this project, students engage in both the critical process of self-reflection and the experience of connecting with the larger world...read more
By M. Kristina Montero (editor) and Luis J. Rodriguez (introduced by)

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9780971299689 | New City Pr, March 1, 2008, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: This book reveals what young people are thinking and feeling.

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Product Description: This is the compelling story of Barrios Unidos, the Santa Cruz-based organization founded to prevent gang violence amongst inner-city ethnic youth. An evolving grass-roots organization that grew out of the Mexican-American civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s and 1970s, Barrios Unidos harnessed the power of culture and spirituality to rescue at-risk young people, provide avenues to quell gang warfare, and offer a promising model for building healthy and vibrant multicultural communities...read more

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9781558854833 | Arte Publico Pr, May 31, 2007, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: This is the compelling story of Barrios Unidos, the Santa Cruz-based organization founded to prevent gang violence amongst inner-city ethnic youth.

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Thirty-year-old Azucena Salcido attends her father's deathbed while remembering how their family was entangled in the politics, racial polarization, and corrupt power struggles that marked late twentieth-century California.

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9780060842529 | Rayo, March 1, 2007, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Thirty-year-old Azucena Salcido attends her father's deathbed while remembering how their family was entangled in the politics, racial polarization, and corrupt power struggles that marked late twentieth-century California.

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In a story of three generations of an American family who built their lives around a decaying, late-twentieth-century steel industry, thirty-year-old Azucena Salcido struggles with the cancer death of her father, the racial polarization of their community, and the corrupt power struggles among her neighbors, their employers, and their unions. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780060560768 | Rayo, May 1, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Thirty-year-old Azucena Salcido attends her father's deathbed while remembering how their family was entangled in the politics, racial polarization, and corrupt power struggles that marked late twentieth-century California.

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9780060560775 | Reprint edition (Perennial, March 1, 2006), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: 'As the World War II cultural and industrial boom birthed a new California, a mighty steel industry rose with the potential to make modest dreams real for the workers willing to risk their lives in the mill's ferocious heat.

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When Carlitos's mother and the other cleaners go on strike for higher wages, Carlitos cannot think of a way to support his mother until he sees her on television making a speech, and then he gets his class to help him make a sign to show his pride.

Reinforced:

9780606328746 | Demco Media, November 8, 2005, cover price $16.90 | About this edition: When Carlitos's mother and the other cleaners go on strike for higher wages, Carlitos cannot think of a way to support his mother until he sees her on television making a speech, and then he gets his class to help him make a sign to show his pride.

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Recounts the author's life as a gang member and how he broke free.

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9780743281553 | Touchstone Books, September 6, 2005, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Recounts the author's life as a gang member and how he broke free.
9780684815510 | Fireside, November 1, 1995, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: Recounts the author's life as a gang member and how he broke free

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781892603012 | Abridged edition (Audiolibros Del Mundo Inc, April 1, 2000), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: AUDIOLIBRO EN ESPANOL.

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Paperback:

9781931896245, titled "My Nature Is Hunger: New & Selected Poems, 1989 – 2004" | Curbstone Pr, September 1, 2005, cover price $16.95

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A selection of works from forty poets who have been published by Tia Chucha Press since 1989 includes the works of Terrance Hayes, Jean Howard, Nick Carbo, and Kyoko Mori.
By Quraysh Ali Lansana (editor), Toni Asante Lightfoot (editor) and Luis J. Rodriguez (foreword by)

Paperback:

9781882688302 | Tia Chucha Pr, September 1, 2005, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A selection of works from forty poets who have been published by Tia Chucha Press since 1989 includes the works of Terrance Hayes, Jean Howard, Nick Carbo, and Kyoko Mori.

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When Carlitos's mother and the other cleaners go on strike for higher wages, Carlitos cannot think of a way to support his mother until he sees her on television making a speech, and then he gets his class to help him make a sign to show his pride.

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9780938317890 | Bilingual edition (Cinco Puntos Pr, January 31, 2005), cover price $7.95 | About this edition: When Carlitos's mother and the other cleaners go on strike for higher wages, Carlitos cannot think of a way to support his mother until he sees her on television making a speech, and then he gets his class to help him make a sign to show his pride.

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Reluctantly a young boy becomes more and more involved in the activities of a local gang, until a tragic event involving his cousin forces him to make a choice about the course of his life.

Prebinding:

9781417742936 | Turtleback Books, September 1, 2004, cover price $18.40 | About this edition: Reluctantly a boy becomes involved with a gang, until a tragedy to his cousin forces him to choose

Reluctantly a young boy becomes more and more involved in the activities of a local gang, until a tragic event involving his cousin forces him to make a choice about the course of his life.

Reinforced:

9780606332149 | Demco Media, July 1, 2004, cover price $16.90 | About this edition: Reluctantly a boy becomes involved with a gang, until a tragedy to his cousin forces him to choose

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Reluctantly a young boy becomes more and more involved in the activities of a local gang, until a tragic event involving his cousin forces him to make a choice about the course of his life.
By Daniel Galvez (illustrator) and Luis J. Rodriguez

Paperback:

9780892392032 | Childrens Book Pr, July 1, 2004, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Reluctantly a boy becomes involved with a gang, until a tragedy to his cousin forces him to choose

School and Library:

9780892391615 | Childrens Book Pr, August 1, 1999, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Reluctantly a boy becomes involved with a gang, until a tragedy to his cousin forces him to choose

The author of Always Running captures of the heart and soul of East LA in a collection of powerful stories about the working-class people who inhabit this run-down, colorful section of America's second largest city. (Story Collections)

Paperback:

9780060011628 | Rayo, March 1, 2003, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: Captures the heart and soul of East Los Angeles in a collection of stories about the working-class people who inhabit this run-down, colorful section of the country's second-largest city.

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When Carlitos' mother and the other janitors go on strike for higher wages, Carlitos cannot think of a way to support his mother until he sees her on TV making a speech, and he then gets his class to help him make a sign to show his pride.

Hardcover:

9780938317661 | Bilingual edition (Cinco Puntos Pr, September 1, 2002), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: When Carlitos's mother and the other cleaners go on strike for higher wages, Carlitos cannot think of a way to support his mother until he sees her on television making a speech, and then he gets his class to help him make a sign to show his pride.

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A Mixteca Indian from Oaxaca, Amâerica Soliz, suffers from the poverty and hopelessness of her Chicago ghetto, made more endurable by a desire and determination to be a poet.
By Luis J. Rodriguez and Carlos Vasquez (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9781880684405 | 1 edition (Curbstone Pr, April 1, 1998), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A Mixteca Indian from Oaxaca, America Soliz, suffers from the poverty and hopelessness of her Chicago ghetto, made more endurable by a desire and determination to be a poet

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