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Two badges : the lives of Mona Ruiz

Author: Mona Ruiz; Geoff Boucher
Publisher: Houston, Tex : Arte Público Press, 1997.
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With this autobiography, Mona Ruiz and co-author Geoff Boucher spin a tale of one woman's private war to escape the tentacles of the street gangs that have carved her barrio into turfs where one misstep leads to violence. This page-turner charts the map of Ruiz's journey toward self-identity, tracing the tortuous path of her life - a life in which Ruiz assumed contradicting roles: gang chola, high school drop-out,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ruiz, Mona.
Two badges.
Houston, Tex : Arte Público Press, 1997
(OCoLC)643987713
Named Person: Mona Ruiz; Mona Ruiz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mona Ruiz; Geoff Boucher
ISBN: 155885455X 9781558854550 1558852026 9781558852020 1558851658 9781558851658
OCLC Number: 37037363
Description: 288 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Mona Ruiz with Geoff Boucher.

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With this autobiography, Mona Ruiz and co-author Geoff Boucher spin a tale of one woman's private war to escape the tentacles of the street gangs that have carved her barrio into turfs where one misstep leads to violence. This page-turner charts the map of Ruiz's journey toward self-identity, tracing the tortuous path of her life - a life in which Ruiz assumed contradicting roles: gang chola, high school drop-out, disowned daughter, battered wife, welfare mother, student, policewoman and finally success story. At each step in the journey, Ruiz faced violence, ridicule and skepticism. She nevertheless prevailed in exchanging her badge of social defiance for one of protection of her community.

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A Compelling Novel

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This book is an autobiography of Mona Ruiz, a Chicana woman who overcame a...
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