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Two badges : the lives of Mona Ruiz

Auteur: Mona Ruiz; Geoff Boucher
Uitgever: Houston, Tex : Arte Público Press, 1997.
Editie/Formaat:   Gedrukt boek : Biografie : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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,  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Biography
Aanvullende fysieke materiaalsoort: Online version:
Ruiz, Mona.
Two badges.
Houston, Tex : Arte Público Press, 1997
(OCoLC)643987713
Genoemd persoon: Mona Ruiz; Mona Ruiz
Genre: Biografie
Soort document Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Mona Ruiz; Geoff Boucher
ISBN: 155885455X 9781558854550 1558852026 9781558852020
OCLC-nummer: 37037363
Beschrijving: 288 pages ; 23 cm
Verantwoordelijkheid: 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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