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Geoffrey Canada explores, through passionately observed storytelling, what we are truly telling our boys about manhood. He lays out the little-understood and intertwined history of drugs and marketing to inner-city boys, a history that has led to consumption levels of "forties" and "blunts" that are excessive beyond excuse. Canada takes a hard look at the issues of too-early sex and, through a pointed story of his own sexual education on the streets, reminds us that the combination of the same old urges with new cultural forces and mores has resulted in a volatile sexual terrain for boys. He writes indelibly of the young boy he once was, one desperately needing a father's love, and of the crucial issues--fatherhood, mentors, self-esteem, faith, healing, and more--that must be negotiated as boys reach up for manhood. A moving and revelatory report by a dedicated father and gifted child advocate.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807023174
ISBN-10: 0807023175
Format: Paperback
(222mm x 146mm x 13mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Geoffrey Canada

Geoffrey Canada is president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone in New York City, which President Barack Obama called "an all-encompassing, all-hands-on-deck anti-poverty effort that is literally saving a generation of children." Canada has been profiled on "60 Minutes," "Good Morning America," and "The Colbert Report," and was named one of "Time" magazine's 100 Most Influential people of 2011 for his work in child advocacy. He is the author of "Fist Stick Knife Gun."

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