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    Jews in Comic Books
    (My Jewish Learning, 2023) Kaplan, Arie
    This article discusses the influence of Jewish writers and artists on the comic book industry, beginning in the 1930s. The writer, Jerry Seigel and the artist Joe Shuster created Superman, which, according to the author, "heralded the beginningof the so-called 'Golden Age' of comic books..." The article traces the evolution of the comic book industry. The latter part of the 20th century, beginning in the 1980s, saw the development of the graphic novel, in part thanks to Art Spiegelman’s "Maus." Although Jewishness was not an explicit or overt theme of comic books, it is a more prominent theme of comtemporary graphic novels.
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    The Official Sholem Aleichem Website
    (2016) The Sholem Aleichem Foundation; The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies; Citizen Film; The Yiddish Book Center; The Covenant Foundation
    Launched on the centennial anniversary of Sholem Aleichem's death in 1916, this web site showcases the life, work and legacy of perhaps the most widely-known Yiddish writer. It includes recorded excerpts and appreciation of his work, as well as his Ethical Will, which was read at his funeral in New York City, published in the New York Times and read into the Congressional Record. Click on the link to explore the web site.
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    Sholem Aleichem
    (YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, 2013-05-16) Miron, Dan
    Sholem Aleichem is probably the best-known among Yiddish writers. He was born in Eastern Europe in 1859 as Shalom Rabinovitz. He emigrated to the United States in 1906. Often called "the Jewish Mark Twain" because of his ability to capture the dialect and voice of common people, Sholem Aleichem's literary legacy He wrote primarily about Eastern European Jews with wit, humor and sensitivity. His well-known Tevye stories were the inspiration for the Broadway musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," which enjoyed international success, was translated into many different languages and performed in theaters throughout the world. Click on the link to read the article.
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    (Doubleday, 1962) Fast, Howard
    A novel by Howard Fast, downloaded from the Internet Archive. Click on the icon to read the novel.
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    21 Short and Sweet Shel Silverstein Poems That’ll Bring You Back to Childhood
    (HarperCollins Publishers, 2022) Silverstein, Shel
    In celebration of Poetry Month in April, HarperCollins published some poems by Shel Silverstein. Click on the link above to read the poems. For the New York Times obituary of Shel Silverstein, click on the link below.