Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Man is the story of lifelong musician Buzzy Martin and what he learned as a music teacher to the hardened criminals inside the walls of San Quentin Prison. These comprehensive English language arts lesson plans for the book center around the theme "justice requires restraint". This curriculum will help students learn to be aware of their choices and the consequences of their actions. Buzzy Martin's story is especially insightful for struggling teens and troubled youth.