Drawing on an open letter to her daughter and granddaughters, this personal essay by Jane Yolen relates her motivations for putting together a book of retold folk stories about young women—Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls.
Yolen, Jane. "This Book Is for You." Marvels & Tales 14.1 (2000). Web. <http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol14/iss1/7>.