Superman isn't Jewish (but I am...kinda)

by Jimmy Bemon

Other authorsEmilie Boudet (Illustrator)
Book, 2018



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Life Drawn (2018), 112 pages


"Benjamin would always proudly say, "I'm Jewish. Like Superman!" Assuminging that Judaism is some kind of super power and Hebrew is akin to the Kryptonian language, Benjamin believes each of his family members is a superhero. Until, like Krypton, his world is shattered. After learning of the link between being circumcised and his religion, Ben decides to hide his heritage from everyone. Caught between the desire to avoid disappointing his Jewish father and his desire to understand his Catholic mother, Ben has to find a way to abandon his secret identity for a very public one. Humorous, timeless and universal, this personal and poignant story of acceptance and understanding shows how we all must learn to love the hero within ourselves."… (more)

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LibraryThing member villemezbrown
Born to a Jewish father and a Catholic mother, Benjamin spends his life trying to figure out his religious identity after their divorce. The result is a dull and meandering muddle that tries but fails to spice things up by occasionally interjecting Superman and Yoda. I just could not find it in me
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Original language


Original publication date

2014 (France)

Physical description

112 p.; 10.2 inches


1594655987 / 9781594655982
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