Always Running

Always Running

Always Running

A former L.A. gang member describes his experiences in that world, recounting the sense of security and power found in a gang and the grim reality of violence and poverty

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Luis J. Rodriguez
Publisher : Turtleback Books
Release : 1999
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0613013239


Always Running

Always Running

In the tradition of The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Manchild in the Promised Land--an explosive memoir of hopelessness and resurrection that vividly portrays the brutality of barrio gang life. A timely exploration into the roots of Latino rage.

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Genre : Gangs
Author : Luis J. Rodríguez
Publisher : Marion Boyars Publishers
Release : 1995
Total Pages : 260 Pages
ISBN : 0714530131


Always Running

Always Running

This award-winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member is now updated with a new Introduction and reading group guide.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Luis J. Rodriguez
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2005-09-06
Total Pages : 262 Pages
ISBN : 9780743276917


Always Running

Always Running

The award-winning memoir of life in an LA street gang from the acclaimed Chicano author and former Los Angeles Poet Laureate: “Fierce, and fearless” (The New York Times). Luis J. Rodríguez joined his first gang at age eleven. As a teenager, he witnessed the rise of some of the most notorious cliques in Southern California. He grew up knowing only a life of violence—one that revolved around drugs, gang wars, and police brutality. But unlike most of those around him, Rodríguez found a way out when art, writing, and political activism gave him a new path—and an escape from self-destruction. Always Running spares no detail in its vivid, brutally honest portrayal of street life and violence, and it stands as a powerful and unforgettable testimonial of gang life by one of the most acclaimed Chicano writers of his generation. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Luis J. Rodríguez including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Luis J. Rodríguez
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2012-06-12
Total Pages : 262 Pages
ISBN : 9781453259085


La Vida Loca Always Running

La Vida Loca Always Running

"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 tarde, con un miedo cada vez mayor, presenció cómo las drogas, los asesinatos, los suicidios y una delincuencia callejera carente de sentido cobraban la vida de amigos y familiares. Poco tiempo después, Rodríguez encontro la manera de dejar atrás la vida del barrio a través de la educación y el poder de las palabras. Así pudo liberarse de años de violencia y desesperación. Una vez alcanzado el éxito como poeta chicano varias veces galardonado, Luis llegé a pensar que las calles ya no lo perseguirían, pero entonces su hijo ingresó en una pandilla. Rodríguez luchó por su hijo mediante el relato de su historia personal. La Vida Loca es una vívida croónica que se adentra en las motivaciones de la vida de las pandillas y nos advierte de la muerte y la destrucción que, tarde o temprano, se lleva la vida de sus participantes. A ratos desgarradoramente triste y cruel, La Vida Loca es a la larga una historia verdadera, llena de inspiración, esperanza y sabiduría, y una lección duramente aprendida para las nuevas generaciones.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Luis J. Rodriguez
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2005-09-06
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780743281553


A Running Back Can T Always Rush

A Running Back Can T Always Rush

Danny loves to use his super speed all the time, especially on the football field, but going too fast causes him some big problems.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Nate LeBoutillier
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2010-08-01
Total Pages : 49 Pages
ISBN : 9781434228055


The Concrete River

The Concrete River

A mesmerizing collection of poems of urban pain and immigrant alienation, humming with a current of genuine beauty and the pulse of lifeThe Concrete River’s poems are dispatches from city corners that CNN viewers never see, that few dare visit, and that fewer still manage to escape. Rodríguez sings corridos of barrios and busted Chicanos trying to make it in L.A. and Chicago, from ballads of Watts’s broken glass to blues played alongside a tequila bottle under an elevated train. But the music also captures moments of true beauty amid the hard urban surfaces, where the cries of the ’hood “deliver sacrifices / of sound and flesh, / as a mother’s milk flows,” while love and community offer renewed hope. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Luis J. Rodríguez including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Luis J. Rodríguez
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2012-06-12
Total Pages : 126 Pages
ISBN : 9781453259092


My Running Soul He S Always There

My Running Soul He S Always There

Carola Landis Rice was born July 7, 1948 to the late Rev. James Edward McDowell and Lillian Bell Carter McDowell. She grew up in a small town in Kentucky and later at the age of sixteen she made residence in Queens, New York. Here Prophetess Rice would find an inner presence transforming her into a Woman of Power.Anointed and appointed for a spiritual journey that would impact the lives of those she would touch. Prophetess Rice graduated from John Adams High School and attended Clemmie Atkins School of Home Interior Design. Her experience with God and personal stories depict the life of a young girl running so graciously through times of rape, abuse, and persecution. But through it all she gained strength and victory. Prophetess Rice was compelled by the Spirit of God to write and share her story, letting others know that God is a deliverer.The voice of God spoke to Prophetess Rice in the year 1971 and anointed her with the gift of Prophecy. Since that time she has been working for the Master. She has written many spiritual songs which are included in her book. Prophetess Rice has four children, Natalie Johnson, Christina Brown, Regina Johnson and Nathaniel Brown Jr.She has ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Prophetess Rice wrote this book and it is a true story. The characters are real. They may be your next door neighbor, the teacher at school, a lawyer, a sister, a brother or a preacher. But the most important truth that is revealed in her book is the confirmation by God that she is his child.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Carola Landis Rice
Publisher : Xulon Press
Release : 2011-01
Total Pages : 214 Pages
ISBN : 9781609579142


Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog

“An eye-opening look into the story of Knight before his multibillion dollar company.” —School Library Journal “A great story about how an ambition turned into a business…serves as a guide for accomplishing great things.” —VOYA In this young reader’s edition of the New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), opening up about how he went from being a track star at an Oregon high school to the founder of a brand and company that changed everything. You must forget your limits. It was only when Nike founder Phil Knight got cut from the baseball team as a high school freshman that his mother suggested he try out for track instead. Knight made the track team and found that not only could he run fast but also, more importantly, he liked it. Ten years later, young and searching, Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high quality running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car to start, he and his gang of friends and runners built one of the most successful brands ever. Phil Knight encountered risks and setbacks along the way, but always followed his own advice. Just keep going. Don’t stop. Whatever comes up, don’t stop. Filled with wisdom, humanity, humor, and heart, the young readers edition of the bestselling Shoe Dog is a story of determination that inspires all who read it. The Young Readers Edition is an abridged version of the internationally bestselling adult book and it features original front matter and back matter, including a new introduction and “A Letter to the Young Reader” containing advice from Phil Knight for budding entrepreneurs.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Phil Knight
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-09-26
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781534401204


Like Father Like Son

Like Father Like Son

'a quietly impressive book, which does something most celebrity autobiographies shy away from: it seeks the truth and, more often than not, finds it.' - THE MAIL A look at the life and times of the man Sir Michael most looked up to. It started in the shadow of the pithead in a South Yorkshire mining village and ended up in tears before an audience of millions. Michael Parkinson's relationship with his late father John William was, and remains, a family love story overflowing with tenderness and tall tales of sporting valour, usually involving Yorkshire cricket or Barnsley FC. However, it was the overwhelming grief which poured out of Michael when Piers Morgan pressed him about John William in a television interview - four decades after the death of the father he encapsulated as 'Yorkshireman, miner, humorist and fast bowler' - that convinced one of the outstanding broadcasters and journalists of our time to delve deeper into the dynamics of their lives together. Co-written with his son Mike, this affectionate and revealing memoir explores the influences which shaped John William, Michael and succeeding generations of Parkinsons. The journey leads them from the depths of a Yorkshire coal mine, via the chapel, pub and picture-house, to a spot behind the bowler's arm at Lord's and the sands at Scarborough. While Like Father, Like Son conveys a powerful sense of time and place, it is wit, insight and, above all, enduring love which shine through its pages.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Michael Parkinson
Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
Release : 2020-11-05
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781529362480