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Read:
Jewish Graphic Novels & More

September 26, 2007 - December 7, 2007

Rosenberg Library, Fourth Floor
A collaboration with the CCSF English Department


"What is a Graphic Novel? A graphic novel is a type of comic book, usually with a lengthy and complex storyline similar to those of novels, and often aimed at mature audiences. Graphic novels are typically published in longer and more durable formats than familiar comic books, using the same materials and methods as printed books, and they are usually sold in bookstores and specialty comic book shops instead of newsstands."

--statement from the exhibition

"The Jewish Roots of Superhero Comics: Prominent in American culture and mythologies are the superheroes: Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, etc. These characters are iconic expressions of American culture and values. The 1930s origins of this genre are with the Jewish American publishers, writers, and artists who introduced the comic book superhero. This is no coincidence. The themes of Otherness and exclusion from this marginalized minority found new expression in stories of the fight for 'truth, justice, and the American way.'"

--excerpt from statement by Lou Schubert, CCSF Instructor, Political Science Department and American Studies 5: Comics, Power & Society

"A New Book Collection: Come into the Rosenberg Library and check out our new Browsing Collection of fiction, mysteries, science fiction and romance novels. The Browsing Collection is on the fourth floor between the two reference desks."


Read: Jewish Graphic Novels and More!

Read: Jewish Graphic Novels and More!

Read: Jewish Graphic Novels and More!
Read: Jewish Graphic Novels and More
The Jewish Roots of Superhero Comics, & American Studies 5: Comics, Power & Society
Read: Jewish Graphic Novels and More!
Read: Jewish Graphic Novels and More!
The Library's Browsing Collection & the English Departments Reading Groups
Read: Jewish Graphic Novels and More!
Read: Jewish Graphic Novels and More!
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