How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses? Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs

How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses? Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs

Book Talk by Tahneer Oksman. Special guest: New Yorker contributor Liana Finck  

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:00 pm

$10 general, $5 students/AJHS members/seniors

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