Top 5 Banned Books By Latino Authors

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Always Running- Luis Rodriguez

This memoir offers a look into the world of Luis Rodriguez, who grew up in gangs in East Los Angeles. After telling stories of his self-destructive lifestyle, he shares how he overcame this dark world through art and politics. He learned to replace his alienation as a gang member with a radical passion for politics, where he is thriving. Yeah, there’s some bad language and sexual encounters as one would expect, but as the only basis for being banned, it is unfair to keep this true story from inspiring other young people who have experienced the same hardships and have overcome them as he has.

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