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The silence of our friends, Mark Long and Jim Demonakos ; art by Nate Powell

Label
The silence of our friends
Title
The silence of our friends
Statement of responsibility
Mark Long and Jim Demonakos ; art by Nate Powell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: As the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas, two families-one white, one black-find common ground. This semi-autobiographical tale is set in 1967 Texas, against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights. A white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood in the suburbs and a black family from its poorest ward cross Houston's color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman. The Silence of Our Friends follows events through the point of view of young Mark Long, whose father is a reporter covering the story. Semi-fictionalized, this story has its roots solidly in very real events. With art from the brilliant Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole) bringing the tale to heart-wrenching life, The Silence of Our Friends is a new and important entry in the body of civil rights literature
Summary
This semi-autobiographical tale is set in 1967 Texas, against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights. A white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood in the suburbs and a black family from its poorest ward cross Houstons color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman. --Publisher
Writing style
Award
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, 2013.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2016
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10069078
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The silence of our friends, Mark Long and Jim Demonakos ; art by Nate Powell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
713186129
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
198 p.
Isbn
9781596436183
Lccn
2011030477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)713186129
Label
The silence of our friends, Mark Long and Jim Demonakos ; art by Nate Powell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
713186129
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
198 p.
Isbn
9781596436183
Lccn
2011030477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)713186129

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