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

Voloj, Julian, (author.). Ahlering, Claudia, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at SC LENDS.

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Lobeco Branch T B MELENDEZ (Text) 0530005726920 Young Adult Graphic Comic Collection Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch T B MELENDEZ (Text) 0530005726957 Young Adult Graphic Comic Collection Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch 974.7275 VOL (Text) 30018004993644 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library B MELENDEZ (Text) 33255003318467 Adult Graphic Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781561639489
  • Physical Description: 127 pages : chiefly black and white illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : NBM Comics Lit, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Based on true events" -- title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Young adult literature.
Genre: Graphic novels > Nonfiction.
Comics (Graphic works)
Biographies.

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