Every so often I find a book that becomes a must-give gift. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is now top of my gift list. This is no ordinary “once upon a time” book. There’s no princesses or damsels in distress. Instead, kids can discover women who changed (and are changing) the world.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls showcases one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives. From Marie Curie to Malala Yousafzai, Simone Biles to Cleopatra and Australia’s own Jessica Watson, this book shares the stories of scientists, artists, politicians, sports stars, pirates, spies, activists and more.
Each story is laid out in a double-page spread. One page with an easy to read mini-biography written in the style of a modern fairy tale, the other featuring a stunning full-page portrait. Sixty female artists from across the globe were commissioned to illustrate the book and the results are unique and beautifully striking.
It’s not just the stories that are inspiring. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is the most funded original book in the history of crowdfunding with more than one million dollars raised and a huge number of backers from over seventy countries!
A lovely addition is a section at the end for kids to “write your own story” and “draw your portrait”.
I was so excited to receive my pre-ordered copy in the mail and, after devouring the stories myself, can’t wait to share them with Miss T and Mr TT. I want my tornadoes to have the confidence to dream big and aim high.
If you’re looking for a book to educate, enchant, encourage and inspire the next generation, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls makes a beautiful keepsake gift.
Which heroines (past or present) inspire you?
Which bedtime stories are current favourites in your house?
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