By Nikki Grimes
In Sunday School sometimes,
our teacher asks us kids
who our favorite person in the Bible is
and why. Once I raised my hand and said,
"That's easy. I like Esther,
because she's brave
and she's smart
and she's a girl---
and I'm all of that, too.
Just ask God.
He'll tell you."
Poetry Extension: Read this poem through to your
class. Then, explain who Esther was, why she was brave, what she did. Ask for a volunteer to read the poem next. I guarantee there will be a flurry of little girls' arms waving in the air, especially if there
is one named Esther.
Then, pull out a stack of Bible story books. Ask the children
to look through and find someone who is brave and wonderful, someone that they want to be like. When this is accomplished
ask them to draw a picture, write a poem or short story about the person that they chose. Post these on the school or church
Grimes, Nikki. 1996. Come Sunday. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eeardmans
Publishing Company. ISBN 0802851088