Book Launch: Meet Me at the Well with Jane Yolen and Barbara Diamond Goldin

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When: Wednesday, March 14, 5:00pm
Where: Southampton Public Library, 30 East St, Southampton, MA 01073
Old Testament stories center around men. Leaders, prophets, kings, and priests are all male. But hidden in the background are strong-willed, daring females.

Jane Yolen and Barbara Diamond Goldin’s masterful retellings 
pair eloquent profiles with stunning art, answering one question: What makes these women heroes? From first woman, Eve, to Deborah the judge, to Queen Esther, savior of her people, females in the Hebrew Bible are resourceful and courageous.

Each chapter is devoted to a single story with text complemented by sidebars, known in Jewish tradition as “
Midrashim,” that pose questions, provide more information, and include nondenominational interpretations.
Born and raised in New York City, Jane Yolen now lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. She attended Smith College and received her master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 365 books, Jane Yolen is a person of many talents. When she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a professional storyteller on the stage, the mother of three grown children, and a grandmother. All of Yolen’s stories and poems are rooted in her sense of family and self. The Emperor and the Kite, which was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1983 for its intricate paper-cut illustrations by Ed Young, was based on Yolen’s relationship with her late father, who was an international kite-flying champion. Owl Moon, winner of the 1988 Caldecott Medal for John Schoenherr’s exquisite watercolors, was inspired by her husband’s interest in birding.
Barbara Diamond Goldin is the author of many picture books and story collections. She received the prestigious Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award in 1997. A former teacher and children's librarian, Barbara is now a library director in Western Massachusetts, and she also leads writing workshops and speaks about writing to school and library groups around the country.
Event date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Southampton Public Library
30 East St
Southampton, MA 01073
Meet Me at the Well: The Girls and Women of the Bible Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580893749
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge - January 16th, 2018