Fist Stick Knife Gun [Kindle ePUB / Pdf] By Geoffrey Canada



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 heartbreak

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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 fro

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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 book I judged it by its cover thinking it was a childish book with no meaning because it was a comic but by the time I got near the end of the book I noticed I was actually enjoying it because I wouldn't usually read a book without being forced to and that week I went straight to reading my book

  4. says:

    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

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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 at

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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 on union avenue he stolen from and held at gunpoint He learns to be tough and stickup for himself

  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 coincidental but I can't help but notice its recurrence First it was Yummy The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G Neri and then this book Now just last night I watched the movie Freedom Writers which by the way is awesome Fist Stick Knife Gun was illustrated by Jamar Nicholas based on G

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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 is not as detailed as autobiographies usually are This autobiography just focuses on violent episodes

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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 ther

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characters × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Geoffrey Canada

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. 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 book I judged it by its cover thinking it was a childish book with no meaning because it was a comic but by the time I got near the end of the book I noticed I was actually enjoying it because I wouldn t usually read a book without being forced to and that week I went straight to reading my book on my own I would recommend this book to anyone thats looking for a book that teaches you a life lesson or to inspire you because this book definitely inspired me to know that its never to late to change who you are because of the message to it Its time to do something while we still have time

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Fist Stick Knife Gun

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 fi. 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

characters × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Geoffrey Canada

St 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