Always Running (1)Action · 1 January 0001
Rodriguez joined his first gang at age eleven, and by age eighteen, he was a veteran of gang warfare, killings, police, drug overdoses, rapes, Mexican funerals, and suicides. He has watched his friends die one by one at such early ages as he waits his turn of his finality. The turning point of Rodriguez's life turns out to be when he killed an innocent man as his initiation to a new gang. Because of this he was sentenced to jail where he was able to think hard about who he was as a human being. It all started with a letter Rodriguez wrote to his son Ramiro. Will he be able to save him? Based on the award-winning and bestselling classic memoir Always Running- LA Vida Loca, by Award winning Author and Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez Always Running is the searing story of one man's life in a Chicano gang-and his heroic struggle to free himself from its grip. The son of Mexican immigrants, Luis J. Rodriguez began writing in his early teens and has won national recognition as a poet, journalist, fiction writer, children's book writer, and critic. Currently working as a peacemaker among gangs on a national and international level.
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