Fist Stick Knife Gun

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by Geoffrey Canada
(Beacon Press)

Fist Stick Knife Gun is the story of Geoffrey Canada’s childhood world in the South Bronx. He gives an analysis of the consequences of New York Governor Rockefeller’s drug laws in the 1960s, and draws a picture of 1995 reality—drive-by shootings, the role of automatic weapons in drug running, and the marketing of guns to children. Canada also shares his vision for his acclaimed inner-city programs for children and their families—Peacemakers, Beacon Schools, and the Harlem Freedom Schools. Facing History and Ourselves teacher Pat Stanley has developed a study guide to accompany this book.

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