The Purim Superhero by Elizabeth Kushner

purimKar-Ben, 2013.  

Gay – Preschool/Elementary School

Nate is encouraged by his two fathers to follow his own way when choosing his Purim costume, rather than being pressured to be a super-hero like all the other boys plan to be. Abba tells him that not all boys need to be alike, and that makes Nate think about his family with two fathers. They also use the example of Queen Esther, who dared to be herself in order to protect the Jewish people, and Abba explains that being yourself can make you stronger, even if you are different – an oblique reference to being openly gay. Additionally, Nate’s family is shown as being well integrated into their synagogue community.

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Filed under **** Highly recommended, 2010s, Infant - Preschool

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