|Jane Yolen & Barbara Diamond Goldin. Vali Mintzi, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||112 / 2018|
The well was the heart of social life for girls and women in biblical times, and in this beautifully illustrated book for readers 9 to 12, Jane Yolen and Barbara Diamond Goldin explore essential Bible stories from the perspective of the resourceful and courageous women in them. In nine chapters we meet Eve, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, Miriam, Deborah and Jael, Hannah, Naomi and Ruth, and Esther, and the authors follow the midrash tradition by providing non-canonical commentary from various sources on the stories. Goldin then imagines each woman's experience, in her own voice, while Yolen provides a poem or lyric to remember.