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Good night stories for rebel girls : 100 tales of extraordinary women
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Tells the stories of one hundred heroic women from around the globe and across history, from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. - (Baker & Taylor)



The New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the lives of extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.

This must-have volume brings readers on an empowering journey, introducing them to the real-life adventures of trailblazing women from Elizabeth I to Malala Yousafzai. The unique narrative style of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls transforms each biography into a fairytale, filling readers with wonder and a burning curiosity to know more about each hero. Each woman's story is also accompanied by a full-page, full-color portrait that captures her rebel spirit. 

This hardcover edition, with an extra-smooth matte scuff-free lamination, 100lbs paper, a satin ribbon bookmark, and extraordinary print quality, is the perfect gift for any young reader, and begs to be read again and again. - (Simon and Schuster)

Author Biography

Elena Favilli is an NYT bestselling author and the founder of Rebel Girls. She lives in Los Angeles with her dog Lafayette, a Bracco Italiano.

Francesca Cavallo is an award-winning writer and theater director. She lives in Los Angeles. - (Simon and Schuster)

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Gr 3–6—Packaged as a "heartwarming and thought-provoking" bedtime selection, this offering aims to inspire readers with brief biographies of notable women. As an introductory text, the volume is a browsable resource that promotes a multifaceted view of womanhood: scientists and supermodels are presented alongside activists and athletes. But as a collection of biographies, it lacks depth. Each entry is a single page in length, with the subject's birth (and death, when applicable) date at the bottom of the page. Relevant details are often omitted, eliminating context from accomplishments: an entry on the Brontë sisters includes talk of "when [their] novels came out," without mentioning what these influential novels were or in what year they were published. The entry on Malala Yousafzai does not specify at what age she was shot or when she won the Nobel Peace Prize—only that she is the youngest person to have been awarded it. However, a note on the title page verso states that "this is a work of creative nonfiction…not an encyclopedic account of events and accomplishments of [the subjects'] lives." Full-color portraits, illustrated by a number of artists, add visual interest. VERDICT Though inspirational, this book will be of little use to school libraries.—Brandy Danner, Coakley Middle School, Norwood, MA

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