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Author Yolen, Jane, author.

Title Meet me at the well : the girls and women of the Bible / Jane Yolen, Barbara Diamond Goldin ; illustrated by Vali Mintzi.

Publication Info. Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Children's Non-fiction    j 221.922 YOL    Available
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 221.922 YOL    Available
Description vii, 104 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 100-102) and index.
Contents Eve: first woman, first garden -- Sarah: the mother of all Jews -- Rebecca: mother of nations -- Rachel and Leah: sister wives -- Miriam (and some about Jocheved and Zipporah): keeping a nation alive -- Deborah and Jael: judge and judgment -- Hannah: mother of Samuel -- Ruth and Naomi: kin and kind -- Esther: queen and heroine.
Summary "The inimitable Jane Yolen has teamed up with Barbara Diamond Goldin (a prolific author in her own right) to retell Bible stories from the point of view of twelve women (in nine chapters, as some come in pairs). After each story, there is a reflection "imagine" piece written from the voice of each woman (written by Barbara) and a poem about her (written by Jane). Intermixed with the main text are sidebars called "midrash" in the singular or "midrashim" in the plural. These pose questions about each Bible story, provide more information about traditions, and include scholars' and writers' interpretations. These type of sidebars are traditional in Judiaca, defined as "an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures, attached to the biblical text." The book's introduction explains that the stories are all from the "Hebrew Bible," sometimes called the "Old Testament" in communities outside of Judaism. While the book definitely comes from a Jewish standpoint, the book will have religious crossover appeal because these stories are part of many traditions and the commentary is nondenominational"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Women in the Bible -- Juvenile literature.
Women in the Bible.
Added Author Goldin, Barbara Diamond, author.
Mintzi, Vali, illustrator.
ISBN 9781580893749 (reinforced for library use) $18.99
1580893740 (reinforced for library use) $18.99

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