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Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker

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Title: Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker
Author: Voloj, Julian
ISBN: 9781561639489
Publisher: Nbm Pub Co
Published: 2015
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

Comics & Graphic Novels 1356432

Publisher Description:
Winner of:
2016 In the Margins Book Award
2016 Booklist's Top 10 Graphic Novels
2017 Maverick Graphic Novel List

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, a Bronx legend, 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.