The feminist book every child needs in their bedroom.

by |July 10, 2017

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

What if the princess did not marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut or an activist? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom?

Little girls (and boys, and adults!) around the world no longer have to ask these questions. Elena Favilli (media entrepreneur and journalist) and Francesca Cavallo (writer and theatre director) decided it was time to shine a light on female heroines with Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, a collection of illustrated stories that celebrate extraordinary women. And shine a light they do. We’ve been told and read that little ones around the world now actually look forward to bedtime as the stories about the lives of the women in the book are just so engaging and inspiring.

And see these gorgeous examples from the book below? The illustrations were done by 60 female artists from around the world!

“My 8 year old could not put this book down. She finished the last page and closed the book-and opened it back to page 1.”

“I love this book and was excited to see the racial diversity of the women honored and how contemporary the selections were.”

“I don’t have children, but I was so impressed with this book… The illustrations are incredible, and the stories of so many important woman are told in this book. It’s a must have!”

“…by any means, read these stories to your sons! It is crucial that they learn to identify and empathize also with female heroes! The stories in the book are a great source of inspiration for anyone, male or female, child or adult.”

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives. From Marie Curie to Malala, Ada Lovelace to Zaha Hadid, this book brings together the stories of scientists, artists, politicians, pirates and spies. Each double-page spread contains a mini-biography written in the style of a modern fairy tale and a full-page portrait capturing the spirit of each heroine.

Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

Here’s a sneak peek inside the book:

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girlsby Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

100 Tales of Extraordinary Women

by Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives. From Marie Curie to Malala, Ada Lovelace to Zaha Hadid, this book brings together the stories of scientists, artists, politicians, pirates and spies. Each double-page spread contains a mini-biography written in the style of a modern fairy tale and a full-page portrait capturing the spirit of each heroine, by one of the sixty female artists from across the globe who were commissioned to illustrate the book...

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Before entering the exciting world of books, Bronwyn served in the Royal Australian Air Force, travelled extensively and worked (still does!) as a barista on the weekends. Books are her true passion. Bronwyn's debut fantasy novel Relic is coming out in 2019 with indie publishing house Talem Press. They are to publish her entire trilogy called The Relic Trilogy. In her spare time, Bronwyn writes, reads and enjoys keeping fit (which she undoes by eating loads of chocolate) with Martial Arts and personal training. She can't answer what her favourite book is but she has a soft spot for Peter Pan (J.M Barrie), Outlander (Diana Gabaldon), Stardust (Neil Gaiman), The Illuminae Files (Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman) and Six of Crows (Leigh Bardugo). Fantasy, sci-fi and YA make up the majority of her bookshelves.

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