Bring in a newspaper story that has a person in it that reminds you of Luis. From what you know about Luis, be prepared to tell the class why you picked that story.
Club or clique
Online or in the library, look up the definition of club or clique. How does that differ from your thoughts about what a gang is? Be prepared to present your thoughts to the class.
La Vida Loca
With a partner, go online and translate this Spanish phase into English. What does it mean, and why did Luis choose it for the title?
Find a partner. Online or in the library, research race relations in L.A. during the time this book was written. Be prepared to present your finding to the class and how it relates to Luis's experience at high school.
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