A classic coming-of-age memoir that examines urban youth violence and its causes Long before U.S. News and World Report named him one of America's Best Leaders and Oprah Winfrey called him "an angel from God," Geoffrey Canada was a vulnerable, scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. Canada's 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. Canada relives a childhood in which violence stalked every street corner. A Teacher's Guide for this book is available.Canada, Geoffrey is the author of 'Fist Stick Knife Gun' with ISBN 9780807004227 and ISBN 0807004227.