Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence
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About the Author
Geoffrey Canada is the president and CEO of Harlem Children's Zone, a nonprofit, community-based organization deemed "one of the most ambitious social experiments of our time" by the New York Times Magazine. Jonathan Kozol called him "one of the few authentic heroes of New York and one of the best friends children have, or ever will have, in our nation," and Oprah Winfrey simply refers to him as "an angel from God." Canada is featured in Davis Guggenheim's documentary Waiting for "Superman".Jamar Nicholas is a Philadelphia-based artist and educator who has dedicated his career to empowering young people. Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson said about his work: "Nicholas has his pen on the pulse of everything worth watching."
--Pedro A. Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University "Jamar Nicholas is a master of his craft--his drawings are full of life and truly stunning."
--Bryan Lee O'Malley, creator of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
"I wish every city had a Geoffrey Canada."
--President Bill Clinton "It's a no-brainer, buy one for yourself and one to put in the hands of a young man who may benefit from it as well. The life you save may be your own."
- BlackSuperHero blog "This is exactly the sort of broadly appealing and gripping nonfiction graphic novel that librarians need to be adding to their shelves."
- Publisher's Weekly