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Fist, stick, knife, gun

a personal history of violence in America

by Geoffrey Canada

  • 56 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Beacon Press in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New York (State),
  • New York.,
  • New York
    • Subjects:
    • Children and violence -- New York (State) -- New York,
    • Violence in children -- New York (State) -- New York,
    • Children -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions

    • Edition Notes

      StatementGeoffrey Canada.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ784.V55 C36 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 179 p. ;
      Number of Pages179
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1115340M
      ISBN 100807004227
      LC Control Number94041357
      OCLC/WorldCa31374439

        ‎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 /5(44).   TALE OF A BOOK - "Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun" - by Geoffrey Canada the comments said that this book went to the deep cultural reasons of USA violence and not just whined but last chapter offered working answers. great, I buy. arrives today. even before first page (in preface) guilts "too many guns".Cited by:

      On page 70 of the edition of Fist, Stick, Gun, Knife, Canada informs us that outside of school voluntary reading contributed substantially to his school success: "I loved reading, and my mother, who read voraciously too, allowed me to have her novels after she finished them. My strong reading background allowed me to have an easier time of Reviews: Fist Stick Knife Gun Themes. The whole doc is available only for registered users OPEN DOC. Book: Fist Stick Knife Gun. Topics: Epilogue, Theme. Pages: 8 Words: Views: Access Full Document. Please Sign Up to get full document. Access Full Document. Please Sign Up to .

      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 transforms Canada's raw and riveting memoir. Yesterday, Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence (A True Story in Black and White) hit the stores. Jamar Nicholas found a copy at his local Barnes and Noble. Read a sample of the book here or on Scribd, and look for it at your local bookstore.


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After reading Fist Stick Knife Gun a personal history of violence I have a huge respect for Geoffrey Canada. It is quite obvious he has lived this life, knows the terminology, knows the fear, knows how "it all works". In my opinion when someone has lived this life, and try to help others in this life, they are successful because they have been Cited by: Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence Geoffrey Canada adapted by Jamar Nicholas Beacon Press Based on the best selling book of the same name, Fist Stick Knife Gun is the true story of a boy growing up in the Bronx, surrounded by gangs and violence.

Mr.4/5. Much like the book Our America, Fist Stick Knife Gun is a nonfiction story that both teens and adults find captivating. Though this version is a stick novel, that is an advantage, for teenage reluctant readers in particular will be more apt to read it as a result/5(78).

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.4/5. Overview. Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: A Personal History of Violence is the memoir by Geoffrey Canada that details his coming-of-age in the South Gun book.

It follows Canada from the age of four to young manhood and describes the different and increasingly lethal forms that violence takes in his life. Through shattering storytelling, Geoffrey Canada recreates his childhood world, one in which the "sidewalk" boys learned the codes of the block from their elders and were ranked - and to some degree protected - through the rituals of fist, stick, and knife.

He gives a cogent, chilling analysis of how, through an unforeseen chain of consequences set in motion in the s by New York Governor 4/5(13).

The following questions draw out students' thoughts about and reactions to Fist Stick Knife Gun and help them understand the people, events, conflicts, and issues the book introduces.

Depending on your style, these questions can be used in large or small classroom discussions, in tests or quizzes, in homework assignments, or as part of any. Book Club Kit Discussion Guide Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun by Geoffrey Canada (Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press, ) Author: Geoffrey Canada (born Janu ) is an African American social activist and educator.

SinceCanada has been president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone. Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun Tone The tone of this book is mainly harsh and sorrowful. as the book goes on he becomes more and more harsh, you can see how his surroundings has an effect on him.

"Rather be judged by twelve than carried by six" he starts showing less emotion sorrowful. His first nonfiction book, Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America, was published in the mids. Family Life. He was born in the South Bronx, where he was raised by his mother Mary Elizabeth Canada.

Associated With. He and Robert E. Peary both attended Bowdoin College. 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.4/5(8).

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Access Full Document. Please Sign Up to get full document. Canada is seven years of age in this part, and his family has moved once more, this opportunity to a huge condo on Association Road.

Canada and his. Start studying Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Jamar Nicholas (born Ma ) is an award-winning African American cartoonist, graphic novelist, and educator based in Philadelphia, is known for original graphic novel, Leon: Protector of the Playground, and his graphic novel adaptation of Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun, a memoir written by African American social activist Geoffrey Canada in Fist Stick Knife Gun is a game-changer, and brought Geoffrey Canada to national attention.

He's been praised by Oprah Winfrey, President Clinton, and President Obama for his. 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 Author: Geoffrey Canada.

Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: A Personal History of Violence is the memoir by Geoffrey Canada that details his coming-of-age in the South Bronx. It follows Canada from the age of four to young manhood and describes the different and increasingly lethal forms that violence takes in his life.

Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America Geoffrey Canada, Author Beacon Press (MA) $20 (0p) ISBN More By and About This Author. About 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.

Teach: I will say, “ There is a really great book called Fist, Stick, Knife Gun by author Geoffrey Canada (can show book cover if you have book, or a web picture). In this book he recounts true stories from his childhood in New York City. This book is a memoir.His Book Fist Stick Knife Gun, is a great explanation of violence and poverty in late 20th century here in America’s inner cities.

Of how he changed from a timid and frightened child into a young man who could hold his own in a fight in the streets, is written in a believable way.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.