Ghetto Brother

Ghetto Brother

Warrior to Peacemaker

Paperback - 2015
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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" --
Published: New York :, NBM Comics Lit,, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781561639489
1561639486
Branch Call Number: 974.7275 VOL
Characteristics: 127 pages :,chiefly black and white illustrations ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Ahlering, Claudia - Illustrator

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SueRay777
Jan 17, 2018

Interesting! Read it!

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mclarjh
Apr 01, 2016

Disappointing. The drawings were dark and cluttered (but I suppose not bad for a first attempt). The story was too ambitious, badly told, and promotional.

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