The Resource Ghetto brother : warrior to peacemaker, Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering

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

Label
Ghetto brother : warrior to peacemaker
Title
Ghetto brother
Title remainder
warrior to peacemaker
Statement of responsibility
Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering
Title variation
Warrior to peacemaker
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Title
Ghetto brother
Creator
Contributor
Summary
Shares the story of Ghetto Brothers gang, Benjy Melendez, detailing how he and his gang promoted peace amongst the turmoil of the 1960s, eventually negotiating and maintaining a gang truce that fostered the emergence of hip hop
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Illustration line
Biography type
individual biography
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10435440
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
741
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Target audience
adult
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warrior to peacemaker
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warrior to peacemaker
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Julian Voloj ; illustrated by Claudia Ahlering
Label
Ghetto brother : warrior to peacemaker, Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Based on true events" -- title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm74779847
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781561639489
Lccn
2015931382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly black and white illustrations

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