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Rodriguez, Luis J. 1954-

Overview
Works: 93 works in 251 publications in 3 languages and 12,020 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Poetry  Domestic fiction  History  Filmed literary readings  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: HV6439.U7, B
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Most widely held works by Luis J Rodriguez
¡Sí, se puede! = Yes, we can! : janitor strike in L.A. by Diana Cohn( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
It doesn't have to be this way : a barrio story by Luis J Rodriguez( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Music of the mill : a novel by Luis J Rodriguez( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Republic of East L.A. : stories by Luis J Rodriguez( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the heart and soul of East L.A. in a collection of stories about the working-class people who inhabit this run-down, colorful section of America's second largest city
Hearts and hands : creating community in violent times by Luis J Rodriguez( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Hearts and Hands: Creating Community in Violent Times, Luis Rodriguez positions himself as mentor, elder, and advocate for Latino youth at risk, and in fact for all of America's young people. Hearts and Hands deals with many of the same difficult issues encountered in Always Running, Rodriguez's memoir of his teen years as a gang member in L.A., but with a focus on healing through community building. Empowered by his own experiences as a peacemaker with gangs in Los Angeles, Chicago, and many cities across the country, Rodriguez offers us a unique book, one that speaks of change and progress not from a legislative floor or an ivory tower, but from the trenches where the laws of the gang rule the community. He makes concrete suggestions on how we can create nonviolent opportunities to redirect kids toward productive, satisfying lives and to set up venues for healing against the tide of a society bent on zero tolerance. He warns that we sacrifice community values for material gain by incarcerating or marginalizing people on the edge of society. Hearts and Hands will change the way in which you approach and listen to our youth
América is her name by Luis J Rodriguez( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mixteca Indian from Oaxaca, América Soliz, suffers from the poverty and hopelessness of her Chicago ghetto, made more endurable by a desire and determination to be a poet
The concrete river by Luis J Rodriguez( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of poems with such themes as homelessness, unemployment, and the struggle of the working class
East Side stories : gang life in East L.A. by Joseph Rodríguez( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the tough urban gangster is a powerful--and widely misunderstood--pop-culture icon. This book showcases photographer Joseph Rodríguez's haunting and poetic images, humanizing official statistics and challenging media stereotypes.--From publisher description
Trochemoche : poems by Luis J Rodriguez( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Title means helter-skelter in Spanish, and this book expresses the turmoil of the barrio and the various themes that drive Luis J. Rodriguez's poetry. Drawing on more than ten years of poems, Rodriguez writes powerfully and passionately about urban youth, family, and the plight of neglected communities, while exploring the rich cultural roots of his Chicano ancestry
My nature is hunger : new & selected poems, 1989-2004 by Luis J Rodriguez( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My Nature Is Hunger is the first poetry collection in five years by the major award-winning Latino author, Luis Rodriguez. It includes selections from his previous books, Poems Across the Pavement, The Concrete River, and Trochemoche, and 26 new poems that reflect his increasingly global view, his hard-won spirituality, and his movement toward reconciliation with his family and his past."--Jacket
Luis J. Rodriguez( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis J. Rodriguez is a poet, journalist and publisher who grew up in Watts and East Los Angeles. His writings give voice and dignity to those whose lives are scarred by violence, racism and poverty. He reads from his books of poetry, The Concrete River and Poems Across the Pavement, and from his memoirs, Always Running, La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. He read on Dec. 8, 1992, in Los Angeles and talked with Michael Silverblatt
La República de East L.A. : cuentos by Luis J Rodriguez( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivid character cameos, pungent scenes of street life, and cutting insights into the Barrio and the underbelly of East Los Angeles are just a few of the treasures in this remarkable fictional journey. Here an angst-filled philosophizing limo driver, the immigrant grandmother who dreams of a lost childhood, the vitality and sometimes brutal realities of East LA come alive
Poems across the pavement by Luis J Rodriguez( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power lines : a decade of poetry from Chicago's Guild Complex( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every week at the Guild Complex - Chicago's internationally renowned, cross-cultural, literary center - poets open themselves up to the audience. They lay their hearts and minds on the stage for strangers and friends to inspect, picking apart their lives and the world around them, searching for answers and questions in a communal ritual called "a poetry reading." Power Lines: A Decade of Poetry from Chicago's Guild Complex celebrates the first decade of the award-winning literary center and its publishing wing Tia Chucha Press. Through the words of some of the poets who provided the artistic foundation upon which the organization was built, Power Lines makes sense of a decade of words."--BOOK JACKET
Rushing waters, rising dreams : how the arts are transforming a community( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using interviews with artists, instructors and community leaders as well as esays, photos, art pieces, and poetry, the editors explore more than two decades of how the lack of neighborhood cultural spaces adversely affects struggling families and communites - and how community-based arts expression, production and presentation inspired a cultural awekening and a revival of the imagination and spirit that also helped revitalize an economy as well as personal and social empowerment."--Page 4 of cover
Palabra : a sampling of contemporary Latino writers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary video anthology of Latino writers reading their own works
Honor comes hard : writings from the California prison system's honor yard( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La llaman América by Luis J Rodriguez( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mixteca Indian from Oaxaca, América Soliz, suffers from the poverty and hopelessness of her Chicago ghetto, made more endurable by a desire and determination to be a poet
Borrowed bones : new poems from the poet laureate of Los Angeles by Luis J Rodriguez( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soul talk : urban youth poetry : a writing project featuring Syracuse City School District students( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry and essays by high school students
 
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¡Sí, se puede! = Yes, we can! : janitor strike in L.A.
Alternative Names
Luis J. Rodriguez Amerikaans dichter

Luis J. Rodriguez poeta e scrittore statunitense

Rodríguez, Luis J.

Rodríguez, Luis J. 1954-

ルイス・J・ロドリゲス

路易斯·J·羅德里格斯

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It doesn't have to be this way : a barrio storyMusic of the mill : a novelThe Republic of East L.A. : storiesHearts and hands : creating community in violent timesAmérica is her nameThe concrete riverEast Side stories : gang life in East L.A.Trochemoche : poems