Almost a Minyan, a beautifully illustrated picture book written by Lori S. Kline and illustrated by Susan Simon tells of "a loving daughter and granddaughter, whose family stays connected to each other and to the past through sacred ritual."
"It's a multi-generational love story for Jewish traditions" says publisher Debra Winegarten of Austin, Texas-based Sociosights Press.
Debra is herself the author of award-winning adult and children's nonfiction titles. She'll tell us about the editorial and technical challenges she met in producing her company's first richly illustrated children's picture book.
For a pretend sketch assignment for our group, she'd love for you to show her how you'd portray "Saint Esther" from the Old Testament and Hebrew Bible. (Esther also figures into ancient Persian, as well as Roman Catholic history. It's a good idea for you to do your own editorial and visual research on this person and her times. But for a fast and helpful overview, you can start here.)