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Friday, August 31, 2012

The Silence of Our Friends

Adult Graphic Novel

VG/M. Long, Mark. The Silence of Our Friends. First Second, 2012. 199 p. 9781596436183 $16.99

Based on the childhood of co-writer Mark Long and his father's experience as a race reporter, the person assigned to report on the Black and Latino neighborhoods, in Houston, Texas in the 1960s.
While covering the black neighborhoods, Jack Long strikes up an uneasy friendship with Larry, a local organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). When a police officer is shot during a protest and Larry is arrested, the trust Jack built is destroyed.

There is police violence, racism and heavy drinking.

Sarah Mae Harper, CoLAPL- AC Bilbrew

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