An intimate and humorous autobiography of a boy's quest for identity as he struggles with his heritage and his heroes.
“I’m Jewish!” yells Benjamin, adorning a cape, as he soars among his classmates on the playground.
Convinced by his father that Judaism is some kind of superpower, Benjamin believes that each of his eccentric, Jewish relatives is a superhero in their own right, and that he is sure to follow suit—that is, until he realizes that being “different” has turned him into a Bizarro among his classmates.
Humorous and timeless, this personal and poignant story of inherited identity will resonate with everyone, especially those who have experienced the trials and tribulations of Interfaith unions.
Superman isn't Jewish (but I am...kinda)
“Pop culture and ancient religious icons get mashed up to humorous and heartwarming effect in this charming graphic memoir of a boy trying to reconcile the identity he was born with and the identity he’s built for himself…. The dynamic duo of Bemon and Boudet have brought to the page an intimate, entertaining, and truly universal exploration of personal identity. ”
"The full color illustrations by Boudet are bright and cheerful...recommended for synagogue and school libraries."
"...his internal conflict is something that all readers will recognize."
"...an impressive graphic memoir that explores self, religion, and pop culture. The story by Bemon is heartfelt, humorous, and relatable. The art by Emilie Boudet transports the reader to a different world. Altogether, it’s a story which gives readers affirmation that being different is a superpower. "
**Graphic Policy Top Comics Pick**
Inspired by the authors’ personal experiences, this book is more than just another graphic novel about religion. It echoes our own most intimate questions and depicts, in a light-hearted way, our society and its many constraints. The two authors humorously tackle contemporary, yet timeless and universal topics. (Translated from the French - Olivia)