[middle grade Books] DOC Fist Stick Knife Gun Author Geoffrey Canada


  • Hardcover
  • 144
  • Fist Stick Knife Gun
  • Geoffrey Canada
  • English
  • 10 May 2019
  • 9780606231718

10 thoughts on “Fist Stick Knife Gun

  1. 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 co

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    HeyTGIF 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 C

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    This book was an amazing non fiction story fit into a comic This books genre had action drama and even comedy to it Before i read this

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    This was really amazing eye opening and scary Although it is clearly meant to educate the story avoids being preachy and I was completely drawn in Is it appropriate for middle schoolers? I think it would be a great book to read and discuss because there is a lot to process Ultimately I think everyone should read this at some point maybe in eighth grade maybe later depending on the student and whether they have a chance t

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    I'm going to echo all of the positive reviews here with one uibble On the last page of his own story view spoilerCanada attributes his own dec

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    This book has a ya sticker but it is awesome i couldnt put it downIt is about a boy that grows up setting a rank o

  7. says:

    Excellent adaptation of the book by Geoffrey Canada with art by Jamar Nicholas As the title states there is a progressive escalation of violencea history that too often repeats itself

  8. says:

    Fist Stick Knife Gun is yet another book on gang violence I've been lately readingwatching stuff on this topic It is totally unplanned mostly

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    This is a graphic novel adaptation of an earlier detailed text only book of the same name I would call this an autobiography but it i

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    MmmkayI have to make a confession My ears immediately perk up when I hear or see a book that lends itself to a 'full disclosure on my life whilst in the bleak caverns of violence' In fact that little gem of Truth right there is the reason why I read and reviewed Gang Leader for a Day last yearBut why you might

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Geoffrey Canada ↠ 9 REVIEW

Fist Stick Knife Gun

Library Binding EditionLong 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 c. 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 epilogue does not serve the story well It pushes the book into didactic instead of letting Canada s experiences speak for themselves But I really appreciate Canada telling his story and Nicholas does a fantastic job of adapting it to the graphic novel format

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Alled 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. This book has a ya sticker but it is awesome i couldnt put it downIt is about a boy that grows up setting a rank on union avenue he stolen from and held at gunpoint He learns to be tough and stickup for himself

SUMMARY Fist Stick Knife Gun

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 to. This is a graphic novel adaptation of an earlier detailed text only book of the same name I would call this an autobiography but it is not as detailed as autobiographies usually are This autobiography just focuses on violent episodes in the author s childhood and how they shaped him Geoffrey Canada is the president and CEO of the Harlem Children s Zone He tells his story to illustrate the condition poor inner city children live in returnreturnThis new edition includes the sub subtile A True Story in Black and White which emphasized that this is not fiction but also led me to believe that it would address racism There is actually very little about racism in this story it is just illustrated in black and white The only overt mention of racism is that his mother s low wages were all they paid even the most competent black women in 1958 The violence is all what we call black on black and mostly child on child There is one incident where the police are called and prove unhelpful The officers are white but they don t do anything overtly racist They just re enforce the point that adults and people in power were failing to protect children from violence returnreturnThe Table of Contents is a list of pictures instead of words which is a little bit obscure on first look The first chapter is a jacket representing an incident where his brother s jacket was stolen The second chapter is a can of beans representing the day he was robbed by another child on his way back from the grocery store The third chapter is a building representing the social dynamics of children on his block when they were out on the street The forth chapter is a broken pencil representing the failure of the public school system to provide a safe learning environment The fifth chapter is a basketball representing his first experience with the possibility of life threatening violence The sixth chapter is a heart representing the necessity of being willing to fight even if you didn t want to The seventh chapter is a shotgun representing the first time someone pointed a gun at him The eighth chapter is a knife representing his first knife and how owning a weapon changed him The ninth chapter is a hand gun representing an incident with a gang of boys and a man with a gun The last chapter is a book representing how he decided to choose words over violence returnreturnI m not sure who this book is meant for I would not recommend it for children or young adults It is a bit grim It should go on the list of anyone who likes adult graphic novels such as Maus by Art Spiegelman Fun Home by Alison Bechdel or Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi It is a gripping story and I m pleased to add it to my collection


About the Author: Geoffrey Canada

Geoffrey Canada is an African American social activist He is the author of Fist Stick Knife Gun A Personal History of Violence in America Since 1990 Canada has been president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone in Harlem New YorkHe also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College and a Master's degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education