The Silence of Our Friends

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9781250164988
Publisher: Square Fish
Language: English
Page Count: 199
Size: 8.45" l x 6.01" w x 0.59"
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A New York Times-bestselling graphic novel based on the true story of two families - one white and one black - who find common ground as the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas.

This semi-autobiographical tale is set in 1967. 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.

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