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Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence
     

Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence

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by Geoffrey Canada
 

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ISBN-10: 080704461X

ISBN-13: 9780807044612

Pub. Date: 09/28/2010

Publisher: Beacon Press

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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780807044612
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
113,884
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every parent or child advocate should read this book. It is a moving story that brings attention not only to violence but the root causes of it. It is a call to action & beacon of hope in correcting the wrongs of our society in general. All though its main focus centers around large intercity issues, the morals, lessons, poverty and fears can be applied to all Americans. I have recommened this read to everyone I know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3 yrs ago my son had to read this for the summer. i know mr canada personally my daughter attends promise academy 2 i was pleased with this book. This yr my daughter is entering 7th grade and mr. canada has given them permission to read the bk for the summer im soooo glad i entered the lottery and got my daughter into promise academy.
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Part of America's history
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Helps understand drug networks and violence in inner-city communities and is a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Geoffrey Canada is an absolute genius and has so many brilliant ideas that we need to follow within our society. Clearly the war on drugs and violence isn't working yet his program is... we need to step back and look at the big picture and make changes. Change doesn't happen in schools, it begins in the home! It's time we make changes and follow Geoffrey Canada's ideas for a better America! This book is a must read for anyone who deals with social work or education or just anyone who is interested in the war on drugs and violence. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!!
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