Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. 60 different illustrators. Timbuktu Labs, 2016.
100 different women. 100 original portraits. 100 quotes. Endless questions from my girls, ages 6 and 10.
My eldest seeks out the pirate stories. My youngest leafs through the pages, flagging portraits she is particularly fascinated by. We all delight in learning about nearly unknown rebel women like Hatshepsut, the first female pharaoh who men attempted to erase from history, and those that we know, like Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jane Goodall.
The author’s are rebels themselves, who show that perseverance and believing in your project pays off. GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS is the largest *ever* crowdfunded original book.
The dedication is to all the rebel girls of the world: “Dream bigger. Aim higher. Fight harder. And, when in doubt, remember. You are right.”
Look also GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS 2 (Timbuktu Labs, 2017) and the audio book, narrated by additional fearless women including Alicia Keys and Ashley Judd.