Rodriguez's raw and honest accounts are not for the faint of heart. Despite my discomfort , I gained an awareness & perspective I didn't previously have--particularly since I taught near his neighborhood. Even though CHS students reside 50 miles away, many have had similar experiences. This book circulates well, especially among reluctant readers. I took these factors into account when selecting Always running as the September 2011 Yellowjacket Literate Book of the month.
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