"When the Moon Is Up is a book filled with the collective stories of young people in South LA. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1992 LA Uprisings and the fiftieth anniversary of Alain LeRoy Locke High School’s founding, this book is about their lives in and journeys to LA, reflecting the city’s many cultures and dimensions. On these pages, sixty-one students from Locke High School depict the modern lives of youth in stories full of responsibility, family, loss, courage, and favorite pairs of sneakers. These stories fill in any gaps in knowledge and change misconceptions about their neighborhoods, their countries, and this Los Angeles we call home.
Design by Shannon Doronio
Forward by Hector Tobar