Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Madonnas of Echo Park

A new book, by Brando Skyhorse, explores the California neighborhood of Echo Park where he was raised. Describing himself as a “nerdy outsider,” he was able to observe the people and gang violence that occurred around him. National Public Radio (NPR) correspondent Mandalit del Barco had a chance to speak to the author and current residents of Echo Park to explore the characters and themes in the book. Sounds like a great read. Look for it in your campus book collection!

Read or listen to the NPR story:

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