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Fist Stick Knife Gun : a Personal History of Violence in America (95 Edition)

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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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Long before the avalanche of praise for his work—from Oprah Winfrey, from President Bill Clinton, from President Barack Obama—long before he became known for his talk show appearances, Members Project spots, and documentaries like Waiting for “Superman”, Geoffrey Canada was a small boy growing up scared on the mean streets of the South Bronx. His childhood 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 his candid and riveting memoir, Canada relives a childhood in which violence stalked every street corner.

 

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A classic coming-of-age memoir that examines urban youth violence and its causes

Long before U.S. News and World Report named him one of Americas Best Leaders and Oprah Winfrey called him “an angel from God,” Geoffrey Canada was a vulnerable, scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. Canadas 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. Canada relives a childhood in which violence stalked every street corner.

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Geoffrey Canada is the president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, a nonprofit, community-based organization deemed “one of the most ambitious social experiments of our time” by the New York Times Magazine. Jonathan Kozol called him, “One of the few authentic heroes of New York and one of the best friends children have, or ever will have, in our nation,” and Oprah Winfrey simply refers to him as “an angel from God.” Canada is featured in Davis Guggenheim’s documentary Waiting for Superman.

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ComicWorm, June 2, 2006 (view all comments by ComicWorm)
i just finish reading this book and it help me for once to see and understand some of the kids in my class, and why some act the way they do and the hard life that some of them try to hide. this book is really amazing and i hope to read more of Mr.Canada's works.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780807004234
Subtitle:
A Personal History of Violence in America
Author:
Canada, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Guidance & Orientation
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
1980-
Subject:
Violent crimes
Subject:
Violence in children
Subject:
Children and violence
Subject:
Children -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Children and violence -- New York (State)
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
108-266
Publication Date:
January 1995
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.46x5.60x.56 in. .56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A new edition, including the story of the founding of the Harlem Children’s Zone

 

Long before the avalanche of praise for his work—from Oprah Winfrey, from President Bill Clinton, from President Barack Obama—long before he became known for his talk show appearances, Members Project spots, and documentaries like Waiting for “Superman”, Geoffrey Canada was a small boy growing up scared on the mean streets of the South Bronx. His childhood 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 his candid and riveting memoir, Canada relives a childhood in which violence stalked every street corner.

 

"Synopsis" by ,
A classic coming-of-age memoir that examines urban youth violence and its causes

Long before U.S. News and World Report named him one of Americas Best Leaders and Oprah Winfrey called him “an angel from God,” Geoffrey Canada was a vulnerable, scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. Canadas 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. Canada relives a childhood in which violence stalked every street corner.

A Teacher's Guide for this book is available.

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