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Ghetto brother : warrior to peacemaker

Author: Julian Voloj; Claudia Ahlering
Publisher: New York, NY : NBM Comics Lit, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An engrossing and counter view of one of the most dangerous elements of American urban history, this graphic novel tells the true story of Benjy Melendez, son of Puerto-Rican immigrants, who founded, at the end of the 1960s, the notorious Ghetto Brothers gang. From the seemingly bombed-out ravages of his neighborhood, wracked by drugs, poverty, and violence, he managed to extract an incredibly positive energy from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Biographical comics
Biographies
Comics (Graphic works)
Biography
Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Comic books, strips, etc
Biography Comic books, strips etc
Named Person: Benjy Melendez; Benjy Melendez; Benjy Melendez
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Voloj; Claudia Ahlering
ISBN: 9781561639489 1561639486
OCLC Number: 893454015
Notes: "Based on true events"--Title page verso.
Description: 129 pages : chiefly black and white illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering.
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"An engrossing and counter view of one of the most dangerous elements of American urban history, this graphic novel tells the true story of Benjy Melendez, son of Puerto-Rican immigrants, who founded, at the end of the 1960s, the notorious Ghetto Brothers gang. From the seemingly bombed-out ravages of his neighborhood, wracked by drugs, poverty, and violence, he managed to extract an incredibly positive energy from this riot ridden era: his multiracial gang promoted peace rather than violence. After initiating a gang truce, the Ghetto Brothers held weekly concerts on the streets or in abandoned buildings, which fostered the emergence of hip-hop. Melendez also began to reclaim his Jewish roots after learning about his family's dramatic crypto-Jewish background"--

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