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The Silence of Our Friends

Long, Mark (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Silence of Our Friends
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"Houston, Texas, 1968. Two families -- one black, one white -- find common ground in the very conflict that threatens to pull them apart"--P. [4] of cover.
Authors: Long, Mark, 1957-
Title: The silence of our friends
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 198 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,22 cm.
Summary: "Houston, Texas, 1968. Two families -- one black, one white -- find common ground in the very conflict that threatens to pull them apart"--P. [4] of cover.
Additional Contributors: Demonakos, Jim - 1977-
Powell, Nate
ISBN: 1596436182
9781596436183
Statement of Responsibility: written by Mark Long & Jim Demonakos ; art by Nate Powell
Subject Headings: African American college students Comic books, strips, etc. Civil rights movements Texas Houston History 20th century Comic books, strips, etc. Texas Social conditions Comic books, strips, etc. Texas Race relations Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form: Graphic novels.
Topical Term: African American college students
Civil rights movements
LCCN: 2011030477
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Dec 04, 2013
  • AnotherDay rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I found the book interesting for the well-told story and also for the beautiful black and white drawings. I picked the book because I'm interested in stories about civil rights struggles in the 1960s, and it might be a good starting point for anyone who has yet to learn about it. Thanks to the staff at the Main library for putting it on display, that is how I found it!

Sep 24, 2013
  • mondaysomeday rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This story is primarily about a white family, and has really enlightening details into events in Houston during the Civil Rights Movement. Yet the author said in an interview that his one regret was that he had "not been able to find Larry [an African American leader] or his children." I wasn't surprised to read that after I finished the book: their perspective is lacking and their lives obviously quite fictionalized.

Jul 04, 2013
  • red_alligator_2472 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I LOVE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE WAY THE WHITES AND THE BLACKS WERE FRIENDS AND THEN THEY BACAME ENEMYS AND CAME BACK TO FRIENDS TO SHOW A WAY OF CHANGE

Feb 25, 2013
  • sit_walk rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

While I appreciate what wfbranch says below, this is still an engaging and enlightening read. It's always good to be reminded of the civil rights struggle, not so long ago, and its implications for present day North American society.

Aug 18, 2012
  • wfbranch rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

As a white person, I question the honesty in the author's portayal of a white character as having been somewhat heroic, but I do know that there were at least some whites who indeed did the right thing during the Civil Rights movement. I know that the artist has also written some of his own books and intend to find some of them.

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Jul 09, 2012
  • red_eagle_336 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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