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    • Always Running

    • La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.
    • By: Luis J. Rodriguez
    • Narrated by: Luis J. Rodriguez
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    By age 12, 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. Before long, Rodriguez saw a way out of the barrio through education and successfully broke free from years of violence and desperation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book for all educators

    • By Heather M. Vitz on 03-15-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • It Calls You Back

    • An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing
    • By: Luis J. Rodríguez
    • Narrated by: Jacob Vargas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    Growing up on the streets of East L.A., Luis Rodriguez narrowly escaped a serious jail term and then struggled to overcome his powerful addiction to heroin and alcohol. Eventually, Rodriguez embarked on a career as a successful journalist and a highly regarded poet. In It Calls You Back, Rodriguez describes with heartbreaking honesty his challenges as a husband and a father and his difficulty leaving his criminal past completely behind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Luis J Rodriguez depics his up bringing to life.

    • By Lenin Salatiel Cortez on 10-24-17

    Regular price: $29.39