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The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long
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Apr 22, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: american-graphic-books

Unwelcome to Texas in the 1960s. Tensions are high in Houston and two families—one white, one black—feel just how frail friendships can be when the neighbors are always watching. Camaraderie is soon tested when the family patriarchs land in the middle of a racially charged showdown.

This is a fictionalized and semi-biographical retelling of events surrounding the “TSU Five” trial. It is also a striking reminder of the adeptness of graphic novels to tell highly provocative stories. A truly intriguing tale of politics, loyalty, and trust, The Silence of Our Friends is a poignant way to “recognize [our] real heroes.”

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