|Winner—"Best Book of the Year" Publishers Weekly !||"Best Book of the Year" by American Library Association's Booklist ! as well as "Top Pick, Youth Religion Books"!|
A book from Jewish Lights, SkyLight Paths’ sister imprint
This lively collection is a celebration of courageous and wise women from ancient tradition whom we seldom remember, with vivid prose and lush, full-color illustrations.
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Full-color Illustrations by Bethanne Andersen
9 x 12, 32 pp | Full-color illus. | 978-1-58023-372-9
A lively collection of stories that gives voices and names to women from biblical and ancient times whom we seldom remember.
This lively collection of four stories is a modern reclaiming of the Bible, a celebration of courageous and wise women from ancient tradition. These stories invite children of all ages and all faiths to remember, and to bring their own faith to life.
With vivid prose and lush, full-color illustrations, this storybook introduces:
- Lillith, the first woman in the Garden of Eden, according to an ancient legend, shows her determination to have men and women treat each other as equals.
- Serach the musician, who, with her song, reveals to her grandfather Jacob that his son Joseph is still alive, and whose courage to speak out heals the wrongs of another generation.
- Bityah, who draws the baby Moses from the Nile and with a mother's bravery encourages him to become who he will be, proving that taking a risk to do what's right can change the world.
- Daughters of Z, who struggle against discrimination with great daring—and extraordinary results.
“Lively dialogue and occasionally modern-phrasing give these new midrashim an informal tone … light and engaging.”
“Sasso once again demonstrates her ability to bring tough issues—this time feminism—into children’s frames of reference.”
—Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter
“Well-written, literate, comprehensible, and interesting … set off beautifully by flowing illustrations.”
“Sasso tells good stories … these will have even more value for the discussions they generate. Evocative paintings are beautiful additions.”
—★ American Library Association’s Booklist starred review
LILITH , THE FIRST WOMAN 9
"God created man and woman in the Divine image.
In God's image they were created;
male and female God created them."
A PSALM OF SERACH 13
"These are the names of the Israelites,
Jacob and his descendants who came to Egypt. . . .
Asher's sonsɼbr /> and their sister Serach."
BITYAH , DAUGHTER OF GOD 19
җhen the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaohճ daughter
who made him her son. She named him Moses,
explaining I drew him out of the water.Ӽbr /> (EXODUS 2:10)
THE DAUGHTERS OF Z 2 5
Ӕhe daughters of Zelophehadɣame forward.ɼbr /> The names of the daughters were
Mahlah, Noa, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah.Ӽbr /> (NUMBERS 27:1)