28 pp. ● 7.5x9.25
$14.95 (pb) ● $5.99 (eb)
ISBN 978-1-960373-08-3 (pb)
JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Jewish
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Religion & Faith
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Activism & Social Justice
Publication date: July 8, 2023
Meet the spunkiest five sisters of the Bible: Mahlah, Noa, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah. The Sisters Z. Orphaned, the Sisters Z have learned to stick together and stand up for their rights as a family.
Camped near the River Jordan, the five sisters can almost see the land of Canaan. They look forward to no longer having to live in a tent, but in a real home of stone and clay.
One day, Milcah and Tirzah climb Mt. Nebo to get a glimpse of Canaan and overhear Moses explain to the elders that only males will inherit property. The sisters won't inherit their father's parcel of land to build their home. They might even be separated. Outraged, the five sisters go to Moses to plead their case.
The Sisters Z don’t know they’re arguing the first case in history to allow women to inherit land. They just know it’s not fair.
The Sisters Z is a refreshing retelling of the story of the daughters of Zelphehad. The sisters’ personalities sparkle through Rabbi Olitzky and Rabbi Cohen’s prose and in the lively illustrations by Lena Tohoff. Children of all ages will cheer as the sisters stand up to Moses for their rightful inheritance of land.