Stellarella! It's Saturday!
by Deborah W. Dykes
Illustrations by Christina Mattison Ebert-Klaven
"This is a beautifully subtle and profoundly intuitive vision in which a young girl's earliest imagination moves instinctively from a mother who runs the kitchen to a God who runs the world."
—John Dominic Crossan, author of The Power of Parable
Episcopal Priest Deborah Dykes' new children's book Stellarella! It's Saturday! introduces young children to a cast of female characters who offer a variety of role models to inspire and encourage.
"Tank, did you know God makes strawberries? She grows them from seeds she plants in the dirt." View a page from the new book for progressive little thinkers.
Read what John Dominic Crossan, Joan Chittister and Publishers Weekly has to say about Stellarella!
"In a world where God is male, male children are groomed to believe that they are better fitted to make ultimate decisions about life because they are created in the image of God ... and little girls are not. This is a mistake, and we've got to correct it now."
Join the adventures of Stellarella and Tank at their website here!
Knowing the author's feminist background, I opened Stellarella! It's Saturday! expecting to see theological treatise and feminist manifesto on every page. I didn't find it. What I found was more important.
Visit the site of the artist behind the whimsical Stellarella illustrations here.