Angel Garcia is a digital resistor, poet, writer and a community outreach worker who dreams to someday open a writing school for teen youth. He was born in Guatemala thirty years ago with Cerebral Palsy. His Mama came to the United States in 1985 in search of a better life. Due to his disability, she could not bring him with her. In 1990 at the age of 14, Angel could wait no longer, so he came across with a coyote. He is a survivor of gangs, drugs, homelessness, and poverty. This is Angel’s first novel.
“Gangs, Drugs, and Denial” is the story of Angel’s struggle with poverty, homelessness, drug addiction, and disability. As a Latino immigrant, and former gang banger, he wrote this book as a testament of his survival and of being able to get out of the gangs. The book is a tribute to all the vatos who have died on the streets. The struggle is never completely over. May the future change for the better.