Derry Public Library

Ghetto brother, warrior to peacemaker, Julian Voloj, Claudia Ahlering

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
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Note
"Based on true events" -- title page verso
Physical Description
127 pages, chiefly black and white illustrations, 23 cm
Isbn
9781561639489

Library Locations

  • Derry Public Library

    64 E Broadway, Derry, NH, 03038, US
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