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'Long before U.S. News and World Report named him one of America\'s Best Leaders and Oprah Winfrey called him \"an angel from God,\" Geoffrey Canada was a small, vulnerable, scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. Canada\'s world was one where \"sidewalk\" boys learned the codes of the block and were ranked through the rituals of fist, stick, and knife. Then the streets changed, and the stakes got even higher. In this candid and riveting memoir, Canada relives a childhood in which violence stalked every street corner. \"If you wonder how a fourteen-year-old can shoot another child his own age in the head and then go home to dinner,\" Canada writes, \"you need to know you don\'t get there in a day, or week, or month. It takes years of preparation to be willing to commit murder, to be willing to kill or die for a corner, a color, or a leather jacket.\"'

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Canada (president of the Rheedlen Centers for Children and Families in New York City) offers a gripping memoir of his own youth and adulthood, as well as a description of his vision for a better future for children growing up in a frightening world of poverty, automatic weapons, and the continual threat of violence.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780807004227
Subtitle:
A Personal History of Violence in America
Author:
Canada, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Violence in children
Subject:
Children and violence
Subject:
Children -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
103-38
Publication Date:
19960409
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.48 x .54 in .5625 lb

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