My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Reymundo Sanchez
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* Reymundo Sanchez was born in 1963 in a hilltop farming community in central Puerto Rico.

* Reymundo's elderly father died before Reymundo was five, and his mother soon married a man named Emilio.

* Reymundo and his brothers and sisters were left with their aunt while their mother went on her honeymoon, and Reymundo was beaten every day and even raped by an eighteen-year-old cousin.

* Reymundo's mother gave birth to another daughter and the family moved to the U.S. to live in a Mexican neighborhood in Chicago.

* Six-year-old Reymundo was fascinated by city life but had trouble learning English.

* Emilio eventually left the family and Reymundo's mother took up with Pedro, an older man who sold illegal lottery tickets.

* The family moved to a north side neighborhood called Humboldt Park where Reymundo quickly made friends and got good grades.

* Reymundo and his friends spent their time playing sports...

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