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One of the Best Books of the Ghetto

The book we’ve been reading for the past few weeks is called Street Life, by Victor Rios. The book is about the author’s life as a gang affiliated teen in Los Angeles and how he slowly came to the decision to turn his life around. He goes on to become a doctor, with a loving family, the true peak of […]

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Book Cover : Street Life

The images I decided to go with my the quotes I chose because I feel like they give a short summary of the quote. The background I picked for my cover was chosen because it was the only one that appealed to me. The importance of the quotes I chose were that they sort of are the main ideas of […]

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Blog Post: Dear Dr. Rios

Dear Dr. Rios,   My name is Jesus Sanchez. I’m a student at Fremont High School in Oakland. I’m in the 11th grade and I consider myself Mexican just like you. I have just finished chapter 8 of your autobiography Street Life. When I started reading Street Life, I immediately was hooked to read more because I was relating to […]

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Dr Rios’ 1 2 3

Blog Post Chapters 1, 2, & 3 Street Life   After reading the first three chapters of Victor Rios’ Street Life, I feel connected to the events he is telling his audience. In looking at the imagery he uses to tell his story, I noticed that he uses kinesthetic and visual imagery in the first three chapters of his autobiography. […]

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My Life in 20 Years

No one can tell what’s in their future, so all they can do is hope. In 20 years, If all goes according to plan, I see myself as a professional soccer player, playing for FC Barcelona. If things don’t go according to plan, I see me myself as a dad, married, and with a good, reliable job. Worst case scenario, […]

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Are Animals Equal to Humans

Imagine animals, but not your everyday dog or cat, but a lion or giraffe, with a paying job. Or a hippo having to pay rent for the river it has been staying at for the past two years. Animals shouldn’t have rights because they don’t speak, they don’t have specific worries of a human. Although I don’t believe that animals […]

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American Leaders, Your Attention Please

Dear Leaders of America,   Hello, my my name is Jesus Sanchez and I’m a student attending Fremont High School in the 11th grade, located in Oakland. Growing up as a teenager in America has been pretty good for me, so far. Personally, I’ve never experienced racial slurs being said to me, but just because it has never happened to […]

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American Leaders, Your Attention Please

Dear Leaders of America, Hello, my name is Jesus Sanchez and I’m a student attending Fremont High School in the 11th grade, located in Oakland. Growing up as a teenager in America has been pretty good for me, so far. Personally, I’ve never experienced racial slurs being said to me, but just because it has never happened to me, doesn’t […]

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