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The novelist and the homeboy

Homeboys
Luis Alfredo Jacinto, known as Freddy, at home in Boyle Heights. The 10-year-old has toyed with joining a tagging crew — the first step toward gang life. He also spends a good deal of time at Homeboy Industries, where he took a writing class taught by novelist Leslie Schwartz. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Tmes)
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