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A Place to Stand (2016)

Abandoned by family and condemned by the government, the illiterate Jimmy Santiago Baca had little to live for when he entered Arizona State Prison. Yet beyond the rage and desperation, he found a new center - the quiet strength of poetry. For the first time ever, Jimmy had a future. And he blazed its trail with a fire that still burns today. Inspired by the award-winning autobiography, and featuring exclusive new details about this momentous transformation, A Place to Stand is a captivating saga of human redemption. 

A Place to Stand was broadcast nationally on PBS in 2018, won two Telly awards, and has been called "an inspiring portrait" (Booklist), "gutsy and graphic" (Library Journal), and "a compelling look at the power of language and a searing account of life as a convict" (Santa Fe New Mexican).

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