Ten Queens: Portraits of Women of Power by Milton Meltzer. il Bethanne Andersen.
Dutton Children's Books/Penguin Putnam Inc: NY, 1998.

This interesting and informative book is for all-not just girls. It spans many periods and describes customs that are quite different from our own.

All of the queens chosen except Esther actually ruled their people whether or not they had kings beside them. The fact that they were women brought a distinctive perspective to their roles as leaders. They all used their power or influence to make improvements in their people's lives. Yet, they were not always benevolent.

I included the illustrator here because her bold and emotional oil paintings add to the strength and appeal of the book.

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