Long before U.S. News and World Report named him one of America's Best Leaders and Oprah Winfrey called him qan angel from God, q Geoffrey Canada was a small, vulnerable, scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. Canada's world was one where qsidewalkq 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. qIf you wonder how a fourteen-year-old can shoot another child his own age in the head and then go home to dinner, q Canada writes, qyou 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.qLong before U.S. News and World Report named him one of Americaa#39;s Best Leaders and Oprah Winfrey called him aquot;an angel from God, aquot; Geoffrey Canada was a small, vulnerable, scared boy growing up in the South Bronx.
|Title||:||Fist Stick Knife Gun|
|Publisher||:||Beacon Press - 2013-11-26|