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Publisher Description

A new edition, including the story of the founding of the Harlem Children’s Zone
 
Long before the avalanche of praise for his work—from Oprah Winfrey, from President Bill Clinton, from President Barack Obama—long before he became known for his talk show appearances, Members Project spots, and documentaries like Waiting for “Superman”, Geoffrey Canada was a small boy growing up scared on the mean streets of the South Bronx. His childhood 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. In his candid and riveting memoir, Canada relives a childhood in which violence stalked every street corner.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
1996
April 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Beacon Press
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
469.5
KB

Customer Reviews

Me_23 ,

Inspirational

As an advocate for court involved youth, this was so inspiring. I was on the brink of tears on more than one occasion while reading. Geoffrey Canada may not be Superman but he's one of the closest things to it. Definitely one of my all time heroes.

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