Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women Hardcover – November 10, 2016
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Inside the Volume
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.
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 accompanied by a full-page, full-color portrait that captures her rebel spirit.
Featured Women Include:
- Ada Lovelace, Mathematician
- Amelia Earhart, Aviator
- Frida Kahlo, Painter
- Malala Yousafzai, Activist
- Jane Goodall, Primatologist
- Julia Child, Chef
- Marie Curie, Scientist
- Maya Angelou, Writer
- Michelle Obama, Lawyer and First Lady
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice
See what readers are saying!
- "This amazing book shows young girls they can be anything they want." -Melinda Gates
- "I hope this beautiful book will continue to inspire girls to set high goals for themselves - because you don't need to be an adult to change the world." -Malala Yousafzai
- "A must-have for the nightstand of every girl or young woman you know." -Forbes
- "Essential reading for girls and indeed boys; children who read this at bedtime are guaranteed some big and inspirational dreams." -The Guardian
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"This amazing book shows young girls they can be anything they want." -- Melinda Gates
"When I want to impart the message to my daughter that she can aspire to anything, be whoever she needs to be, the opinions of others be damned, this book becomes an inspiration.", The Guardian
"The anti-princess book teaching girls to rebel.", BBC News
"A welcome reminder to girls that nothing stands in their way - except a lack of self-belief. This book started as a crowd-funded project and has become a best-seller which is the best news of the year.", Daily Mail
"Elegant, colourful... and captivatingly told... In an ideal world, not only would mothers read this aloud to daughters, but teachers would read it to schoolboys.", Sunday Times
"Featuring spies, pirates, astronauts, activists, scientists, writers, sports stars and more, many of the stories are so thrilling and uplifting your child's heart may beat a little faster, her mind racing with possibilities. If she leaps out of bed to get to work, blame the authors.", The Guardian
"A must-have for the nightstand of every girl or young woman you know.", Forbes
"Modern and fundamentally feminist, this riot grrrl reinvention of the fairytale is so inspiring adults are also reading it in droves.", i Newspaper
"You have to buy it for the little ones in your lives, but you also need a copy for your grown-up bookshelf... There is serious girl power between the covers of this book.", Bustle
About the Author
- Lexile measure : 880
- Item Weight : 1.75 pounds
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0997895810
- Publisher : Rebel Girls; 1st edition (November 10, 2016)
- Product dimensions : 7.5 x 0.8 x 10 inches
- Reading level : 8 and up
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 0997895810
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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That would have made me rate it like a 3 or 4. Here’s why it’s a 2: the quote in the front of the book. “When in doubt remember: you are right.”
I think to grow you must be self-critical - to a point. If you never believe you’re wrong, then you will never learn a damn thing.
Some of the stories are very good and I quite like them, but some of the stories are lacking and do not tell a very inspiring tale. A story about Catherine The Great only has a single sentence about her "great" deeds.
There are famous quotes that are MISQUOTED! "One small step for man, one giant step for mankind."????
I will be giving this book as a gift, that I will be editing. I was more excited for the idea of this book I suppose.
Imagine that when you were a 2.5 years old, the world of possibility is confined to who she interacts with. Imagine you live in a world that the women are mostly the care takers, without knowing that there are mathematician, dancers, cyclists, painters, politicians that are women and great!
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I was initially sceptical about the title, which to me seems a complete contradiction of what the authors are trying to achieve!! These are meant to be inspirational women who are meant to inspire and have the respect of the next generation of women and men. Being a ‘rebel’ has implications of being naughty! I don’t want my son to think that for a woman to succeed she has to be a rebel. This isn’t even the case for many of the women in the stories, many of whom got to where they were through ambition, determination and by working really hard. These are not ‘rebellious’ qualities in my view. I went ahead with the purchase despite this as I took the view that my son is young enough to not yet grasp the ‘rebel’ concept. The title would, however, put me off buying the book as a gift for an older child.
Moving on to the content, when we opened the book the first story we happened to see was that of Coy Mathis, a transgender girl. This book attempts to simplify and explain in childlike language each person’s story. I was shocked and appalled to see this one. The first line is “Once upon a time a boy named Coy was born. Coy loved dresses, the colour pink, and shiny shoes”. Two sentences later Coy asks his mum “When are we going to the doctor to have me fixed into a girl-girl?”. The story then has the doctor explaining about Coy being transgender, the parents winning a court case allowing Coy to use a girls’ bathroom at school and celebrating with “a big party... pink cake...and Coy wore a sparkly pink dress and beautiful pink shoes”. What?!!!!!! So from my 3 year old boy’s simple perspective what he learns from this story is that if you like pink and sparkly things that means you’re really a girl!!! Appalling stereotyping. This story made me furious. I’ve spent the last 3 years making every effort to avoid my son thinking that certain toys, clothes and colours are only for girls or only for boys. This story undoes that in one page as well as throwing further confusion into the mix by suggesting that if a boy likes pink and dresses the doctor will change him into a girl!! This is NOT an appropriate way to describe to a child what it means to be transgender!!
It’s such a shame as I love the concept behind this book, but I’m shocked at how poorly judged it is. It is now hidden away in a drawer and I will not be reading it to my children again.
The book design and pictures are very good! I have only good things to say about the graphics and pictures. But the English is poor in the writing. Having one page to e.g describe Florence Nightingale written in poor English i.e it does not praise the person and celebrate their achievements well enough. I could write:- e.g J.B, She was born poor and sold mangoes and became a famous mango seller. Well, first, there is nothing interesting and nothing to inspire in this.
This is no doubt a good idea. The pictures are great. The design is great. They should have found someone who writes better to write it!