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Here, Queer, & Yiddish! Creating the World’s First Yiddish LGBTQ Youth Guide

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 5:00pm

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A book talk with author Jonathan Branfman, visiting assistant professor in Jewish studies, on his forthcoming book You Be You (Yiddish Edition): The Kid's Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family.  He will be joined by guest speakers Shira Schwartz, Syracuse University, Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell University, and Lili Rosen, the translator of the book.

This book is an illustrated Yiddish children’s book for ages 7-11 that makes gender identity, sexual orientation and family diversity easy to explain to children.

Throughout the book kids learn that there are many kinds of people in the world and that diversity is something to be celebrated. It covers gender, romantic orientation, discrimination, intersectionality, privilege, and how to stand up for what’s right. With charming illustrations, clear explanations, and short sections that can be dipped in and out of, this book helps children think about how to create a kinder, more tolerant world.

Ben Yehuda Press

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Jewish Studies Program, Global Cornell

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cascal, jwstcal, cashum, fgsscal, lgbtstudiescal

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Jonathan Branfman

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Cornell University

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