“Once upon a time, there was a girl that dreamed of…
marrying a prince walk on Mars!”
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children’s book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 unconventional and extraordinary women, who changed the world with their perseverance, initiative and determination, fighting against the prejudices against women. From Cleopatra and Frida Kahlo to Maya Angelou and Nina Simone, the pages tell the inspirational stories of female scientists, designers, queens, writers, activists, artists, athletes, authors, explorers and more. It is also beautifully illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.
The creators of this book are two amazing women, Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, that moved from Italy to California to make their dream come true: starting a children media company, Timbuktu Lab. They decided to challenge the gender stereotypes of “the male hero and the damsel in distress to be saved”, so prevalent in children’s stories.
“As entrepreneurs, we have always been committed in creating inspiring experiences that help as many children as possible to grow strong and free. As female entrepreneurs, we’ve often wished we had grown up surrounded by more female role models.”
– Elena Favilli
We are used to think about history as male: almost all the great personality of the past are men. That’s why Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls it’s not a book just for girls: it’s for boys, so they learn to identify and empathise also with female heroes, and adults also, as they need to know and be inspired by those figures!
This book inspire girls to dream bigger, aim higher, be curious and fight harder; because every girl has the right to grow up knowing she can be anything she wants.
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- Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Volume I and Volume II.
- Rebel Girls Youtube channel and presentation of the book.
- If Cinderella was a guy… an ironic video that reverse male/female roles in fairytales, perfectly summing up what’s wrong with them.
- Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World, Pénélope Bagieu, 2016.
A similar concept to Good Night Stories, but for adults. Highly recommended!