➲ Fist Stick Knife Gun Read ➺ Author Geoffrey Canada – Varanus.us

Fist Stick Knife Gun Long Before President Barack Obama Praised His Work As An All Encompassing, All Hands On Deck Anti Poverty Effort That Is Literally Saving A Generation Of Children, And First Lady Michelle Obama Called Him One Of My Heroes, Geoffrey Canada Was A Small And Scared Boy Growing Up In 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, Knife, And, Finally, Gun In A Stunning Pairing, Acclaimed Comics Creator Jamar Nicholas Presents Canada S Raw And Riveting Account, One Of The Most Authentic And Important True Stories Of Urban Violence Ever Told.

➲ Fist Stick Knife Gun  Read ➺ Author Geoffrey Canada – Varanus.us
  • Paperback
  • 124 pages
  • Fist Stick Knife Gun
  • Geoffrey Canada
  • English
  • 27 November 2018
  • 0807044490

    10 thoughts on “➲ Fist Stick Knife Gun Read ➺ Author Geoffrey Canada – Varanus.us


  1. says:

    Steven Levitt gave this book high praise when the Freakonomics podcast did an episode on gun control, calling it, One of the best books I ve ever read Well, I wouldn t go that far, but it is a moving call to action on the issues of urban poverty and violence It s written as a personal memoir, so author Geoffrey Canada describes his own childhood in the South Bronx and the formative lessons he got about fighting Killers are made, he argues Sometimes they re made in an army barracks, and s Steven Levitt gave this book high praise when the Freakonomics podcast did...


  2. says:

    Fist stick knife gun honestly was a 5 The book was a NON FICTION classic I actually enjoyed reading the book alot The book spoke about actual problems happening throughout the whole united states not just in New York city In forming all the people in the world now all the violence he grew up in Showing them that it was not good ol happy times That people s familys actually suffered from the violence in the streets How geoffrey went from being a innocent little kid to fighting ...


  3. says:

    Moving, touching and inspiring Explains the culture of violence in inner city America, not trying to excuse it The author has dedicated his life to trying to change that culture in a neighborhood Will he succeed on a larger scale I fear not, but knowing that someone who has been there is still there acting with love makes a beacon More personal than sociological A good companion piece to Kenneth Bancroft Clark s earlier Dark Ghetto Dilemmas of Social Power and Claude Brown s Manchild in t Moving, touching and inspiring Explains the culture of violence in inner city America, not trying to excuse it The author has dedicated his life to trying to change that culture in a neighborhood Will he succeed on a larger scale I fear not, but knowing that someone who has been there is still there acting with love makes a beacon More personal than sociological A good companion piece to Kenneth Bancrof...


  4. says:

    Geoffrey Canada s story is vivid He remembers his childhood so well, describes it in great detail, and Jamar Nicholas illustrations really bring it to life This story, about Canada s integration into a violent urban life, is heartbreaking, but I couldn t stop reading It s a great personal story of The Code of the Street I honestly think the epi...


  5. says:

    Part autobiography and part sociological study, this book is a fast read but is memorable The themes of this book, poverty, racism, violence, education, are deep and resonate But it is the writing, the humo...


  6. says:

    This book should be required reading for all Americans Geoffrey Canada has not only written a coming of age story about a gifted child growing up in the ghetto but he also has a clear outline of ideas that will help reduce the violence children face today Geoffrey Canada survived a rough and tumble childhood, but even he was shocked when the drug trade switched over to crack and guns replaced fists and knives Suddenly the rules of conduct no longer mattered Guns allowed everyone to suddenly This book should be required reading for all Americans Geoffrey Canada has not only written a coming of age story about a gifted child growing up in the ghetto but he also has a clear outline of ideas that will help reduce the violence children face today Geoffrey Canada survived a rough and tumble childhood, but even he was shocked when the drug trade switched over to crack and guns replaced fists and knives Suddenly the rules of conduct no longer mattered Guns allowed everyone to suddenly have power, and that power is terribly seductive The end result is children running around like it was the wild west but with no role models to help them harness their talents The war on drugs has actually increased crime and drug sales We are dumping billions into punishing criminals instead of investing in preventative measures that could turn around future crimin...


  7. says:

    Hey,TGIF I love to read graphic novels for many reasons, one of them is to chill and relax after a long, pleasant week of reading seriously good novels One of my daughters told me about Jamar Nicholas, she has an interest in art, so I checked him out This is one serious read about life and learning some hard lessons, no matter where you come from Check out what is between the covers Long before President Barack Obama praised his work as an all encompassing, all hands on deck anti poverty e Hey,TGIF I love to read graphic novels for many reasons, one of them is to chill and relax after a long, pleasant week of reading seriously good novels One of my daughters told me about Jamar Nicholas, she has an interest in art, so I checked him out This is one serious read about life and learning some hard lessons, no matter where you come from Check out what is between the covers Long before President Barack Obama praised his work as an all encompassing, all hands on deck anti poverty effort that is literally saving a generation of children, and First Lady Michelle Obama called him one of my heroes, Geoffrey Canada was a small and scared boy growing up in the South Bronx His chil...


  8. says:

    My book club chose this book in part because of its length short Sadly, I only finished half of it in time for the book club, mostly because I was fussing around with other books and didn t start it until a day or so before I finally finished it, several weeks later I enjoyed it, and it was interesting, mostly because I am a Wire fan no spoilers, still haven t seen the 5th season, I know, I suck , and there are a lot of parallels Bunny Colvin and Cutty come to mind, and obviously the stree My book club chose this book in part because of its length short Sadly, I o...


  9. says:

    We had a good book discussion on this author s personal account of growing up in the Bronx in the 60s 70s and the violence that was as much a part of his life as recess was for me Really insightful and relevant today despite the book being written in the mid 90s.


  10. says:

    I liked the book because it talks about his life and what he had to live through and what the struggle was for him while he was growing up He got very detailed about what he wrote and I like how he shows his emotions while he wrote this book I liked most that no matter how hard times were for him he found a way to get him and his brothers threw it all and tried his best for his brothers to have a good life I didn t like how he didn t talk about his mother and what she did for him and his bro I liked the book because it talks about his life and what he had to live through and what the struggle was for him while he was growing up He got very detailed about what he wrote and I like how he shows his emotions while he wrote this book I liked most that no matter how hard times were for him he found a way to get him and his brothers threw it all and tried his best for his brothers to have a good l...

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