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Author Voloj, Julian, author

Title Ghetto brother : warrior to peacemaker / Julian Voloj, Claudia Ahlering.

Publication Info. New York : NBM Comics Lit, 2015.
©2015

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Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC GHETTO    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Graphic Novels  GRAPHIC NOVEL BIOGRAPHY MELENDEZ    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  741.5973 VOLOJ    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  GN GHETTO    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Adult Graphic Novels  GRAPHIC NOVEL V    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC NOVEL-VOL    Check Shelf
Description 127 pages : chiefly black and white illustrations ; 23 cm
Note "Based on true events" -- title page verso.
Summary "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" -- provided by publisher.
Subject Melendez, Benjy.
Gang members -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Gangs -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Community activists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Puerto Ricans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Sephardim -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Biographies.
Added Author Ahlering, Claudia illustrator.
ISBN 9781561639489
1561639486
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