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Best of the Los Angeles Weekly, 1985; Poetry Center Book Award, San Francisco State University, for Poems across the Pavement, 1989; Illinois Arts Council poetry fellowships, 1992, 2000; Lannan fellowship in poetry, 1992; Dorothea Lange/Paul Taylor Prize, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, 1993; Carl Sandburg Literary Award for nonfiction, and New York Times Book Review Notable Book, both 1993, and Chicago-Sun Times Book Award for nonfiction, 1994, all for Always Running: La Vida Loca--Gang Days in L.A.; Hispanic Heritage Award for literature, 1998; Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award, 1996; National Association for Poetry Therapy Public Service Award, 1997; Paterson Prize for Books for Young Adults, 1999; Skipping Stones magazine honor awards, 1999 and 2000; Silver Book Award, Foreword magazine, 1999; Parents' Choice Books for Children Award, 1999; Illinois Author of the Year Award, 2000; Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature Commended Title, 2000; Premio Fronterizo Border Book Festival, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 2001; Unsung Heroes of Compassion award, 2001; PEN West/Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence, for The Concrete River; California Arts Council Fellowship and Sundance Institute Arts Writing Fellowship, both 2002; Local Hero of the Year Award, 2006, Union Bank of California/KCET-TV; Paterson Poetry Prize, 2006, for My Nature Is Hunger: New and Selected Poems 1999-2004; City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature, 2006-07 [1985, 1989, 1992, 2000, 1992, 1993, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1996, 1997, 1999, 1999, 2000, 1999, 1999, 2000, 2000, 2001, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2006, 1999, 2006]
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