Ghetto brother: warrior to peacemaker

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From the seemingly bombed-out ravages of his neighbourhood, wracked by drugs, poverty and violence, Benjy manages to extract an incredibly positive energy: his gang is multi-racial and peacemaking. Amongst its many accomplishments: weekly concerts on the asphalt of the streets or in abandoned buildings which see the emergence of hip-hop. Ghetto Brother is the latest vital addition to a new wave of hip-hop / graphic novel crossovers for fans of the Hip Hop Family Tree series (Fantagraphics, also available from Turnaround).
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Grouped Work ID 7926185c-d32a-f943-2dd4-31aec11d54fd
full_title ghetto brother warrior to peacemaker
author voloj julian
grouping_category book
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auth_author2 Ahlering, Claudia,, Ahlering, Claudia, 1972-
author Voloj, Julian,
author2-role Ahlering, Claudia,1972-illustrator., Ahlering, Claudia,illustrator., hoopla digital.
author_display Voloj, Julian
available_at_school Glencliff High
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display_description "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" --
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series Biographies
series_with_volume Biographies
subject_facet Biographies, Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc, Comic books, strips, etc, Comics (Graphic works), Community activists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc, Electronic books, Gang members -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc, Gangs -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc, Ghetto Brothers -- Comic books, strips, etc, Graphic novels, Melendez, Benjy, Melendez, Benjy, -- 1952- -- 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
title_display Ghetto brother : warrior to peacemaker
title_full Ghetto Brother : warrior to peacemaker [electronic resource] / Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering, Ghetto Brother Warrior to Peacemaker, Ghetto brother : warrior to peacemaker / Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering
title_short Ghetto brother :
title_sub warrior to peacemaker
topic_facet Comic and Graphic Books, Community activists, Fiction, Gang members, Gangs, Literature, Melendez, Benjy, Puerto Ricans, Sephardim