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Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is a national commemoration of the contributions that Americans Jews have made to the fabric of our nation’s history, culture, and society. The theme for May 2019 is American Jewish Illustrators.

Through the prism of their Jewish identity, and often through the lens of social justice, these illustrators make poignant observations about the world around them, offering powerful commentary on contemporary issues through their universal medium. Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983), broke ground with
Caldecott Award‐winner The Snowy Day, the first full‐color picture book to feature an African American protagonist “simply because he should have been there all along.”

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  1. Karen

    I learned something new about Jewish and African American history!

    I loved reading The Snowy day when I was a child.

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