Shield of the Maccabees: A Hanukkah Graphic Novel by Eric Kimmel
Illustrator: Dov Smiley
Our story begins just before the very first Hanukkah . . . Greeks and Jews are living in an uneasy peace in ancient Judea. Jonathan, a Jewish boy, sees a Greek boy begin attacked by bullies and stands up to defend him. They become best friends. But when war comes to their land, Jonathan joins the Maccabees while his friend Jason joins the Greek army. They seem destined to fight one another. How will their friendship survive?
Year first published: 2021