One of William Z. Spiegelman's three children, Judith M. Spiegelman was born and raised, and is still living in, New York City. Like her father, she is a writer. Among other works, she wrote a total of six books for UNICEF between 1969 and 1971. They focused on the lives of children in Turkey, Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka), Thailand, Bali and Afghanistan.

This blog will serve as an appreciation of and archive for her UNICEF books. So far, two of them have been scanned and uploaded: Shaer of Afghanistan, and Dayapal of Ceylon. We are currently working on Ali of Turkey.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Shaer of Afghanistan

Pages 48 and 49: at school, continued.

This photograph should be accompanied by the following text, which was cut off by my scanner: "The holiday comes at the end of the long, hot summer, on the first of Sonbala, according to the Afghan calendar. School closes down for the whole week during the celebrations."

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