Conference Proceeding: From Golda Meir to Gal Gadot: Jewish Wonder Women in Children’s Literature

Since 1980, women’s history has been celebrated nationally in the month of March. Stories of ordinary and extraordinary women provide resources and inspiration for learning about women’s history – and particularly Jewish women’s history - throughout the year. We’ll explore picture books dealing with a variety of these “Wonder Women,” from Gal Gadot to Golda Meir, the biblical Sarah, Rabbi Akiva’s wife, the artist Lee Krasner, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Yiddish theater actress Betty Rosenberg and others. Sneak a peek at Kar-Ben’s upcoming book, An Unlikely Ballerina, about Jewish ballerina Alicia Markova, coming out in Fall 2018.

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