Selma Shapiro was born on April 28, 1915 in Lewiston, Maine to Goldie and Jacob Shapiro. Her father was employed by a department store in New Auburn. She grew up in Auburn, and graduated from Edward Little High School of Auburn. Her mother thought very highly of education, and saved money to have Selma and her four siblings attend college. Selma followed in her eldest sister’s footsteps, and went to Bates College. After graduation, she married Arthur Blatt and taught school in the Lewiston public schools.
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