The Purim Superhero by Elisabeth Kushner

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Nate loves aliens and he really wants to wear an alien costume for Purim, but his friends are all dressing as superheroes and he wants to fit in. What will he do? With the help of his two dads he makes a surprising decision.

About Elisabeth Kushner

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Mike Byrne sees himself as a Peter Pan figure, never growing up and surrounding himself in a world of children. Like Peter Pan, his home is London, but his imagination is elsewhere, inspiring him to dream up the characters and creations he is known for .
Published January 1, 2013 by Kar-Ben Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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People forget that Superman is an alien. This book is a reminder that that's the source of his strength.

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This winner of a 2011 children’s book contest sponsored by Keshet, an advocacy group for GLBT Jews, tells the story of Nate, who wants to dress up as an alien for Purim when all his male friends are g

Jan 21 2013 | Read Full Review of The Purim Superhero

PreS-Gr 2—Nate is having a hard time choosing a costume for his synagogue's Purim celebration. All the boys in his Hebrew class plan to dress as superheroes, but he is much more interested in aliens. With help from his two fathers (Daddy and Abba) and inspired by the story of Queen Esther, he com...

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