Contributor biographical information for Always running : la vida loca, gang days in L.A. / by Luis J. Rodriguez.

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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, Rodriguez helped create Tia Chucha's Cafe; & Centro Cultural, a multiarts, multimedia cultural center in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Visit his website:

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Rodriguez, Luis J., -- 1954-
Gangs -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Mexican American youth -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.