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Victor Rios grew up in the ghetto of Oakland, California, in the 1980s and ´90s. A former gang member and juvenile delinquent, Rios managed to escape the bleak outcome of many of his friends and earned a PhD at Berkeley and returned to his hometown to study how inner-city young Latino and African American boys develop their sense of self in the midst of crime and intense policing. Punished examines the difficult lives of these young men, who now face punitive policies in their schools, communities, and a world where they are constantly policed and stigmatized. Rios followed a group of 40 delinquent black and Latino boys for three years. These boys found themselves in a vicious cycle, caught in a spiral of punishment and incarceration as they were harassed, profiled, watched, and disciplined at young ages, even before they had committed any crimes, eventually leading many of them to fulfill the destiny expected of them. But beyond a fatalistic account of these marginalized young men, Rios finds that the very system that criminalizes them and limits their opportunities sparks resistance and a raised consciousness that motivates some to transform their lives and become productive citizens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rudy Sanda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007638/bk_tant_007638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Told in a series of vignettes stunning for their eloquence, The House on Mango Street is Sandra Cisneros´s greatly admired novel of a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children, their parents and grandparents, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, it has entered the canon of coming-of-age classics. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn´t want to belong, not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza´s story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandra Cisneros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000652/bk_rand_000652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music - and the industry that grew up around it, including musicians, performances, styles, movements, and production - was available only in Spanish. This lively translation provides for English-reading and music-loving fans the chance to enjoy César Miguel Rondón´s celebrated ´´El libro de la salsa.´´ For this first English-language edition, Rondón has added a new chapter to bring the story of salsa up to the present. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Drew Birdseye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015585/bk_adbl_015585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.