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Author Voloj, Julian, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : NBM Comics Lit, 2015.
©2015.
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction Graphic Novels  974.7275043 MEL    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  974.7275043 MEL    AVAILABLE
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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 Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Biographies.
Added Author Ahlering, Claudia, illustrator.
ISBN 9781561639489
1561639486
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