“The Butterfly Cage had me from the first page. I fell in love with Zemach’s students as they fell in love with language. This is a tale of a woman’s passion, creativity, and personal awakening in the least fertile environment possible. Zemach creates a safe, warm and hospitable narrative for readers – making it easy to settle in and open our minds. Zemach, a wise teacher indeed, weaves powerful learning around topics that could be strange and unfamiliar. She places it gently on our shoulders as we laugh and cry and love. We leave carrying new learning and are richer for it. Highly recommended.”