100 Tales of Extraordinary Women (Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls #1)

by Elena Favilli (Author) Francesca Cavallo (Illustrator)

100 Tales of Extraordinary Women (Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls #1)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF THE YEAR

The New York Times bestselling 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. Each woman's story is written in the style of a fairy tale. Each story has a full-page, full-color portrait that captures the spirit of the portrayed hero.

Hardcover, with an extra smooth matte scuff-free lamination, 100lbs beautiful paper, a double satin bookmark and extraordinary print quality, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a beautiful object to read and read again.


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School Library Journal

Gr 3-6—Packaged as a "heartwarming and thought-provoking" bedtime selection, this offering aims to inspire readers with brief biographies of notable women. As an introductory text, the volume is a browsable resource that promotes a multifaceted view of womanhood: scientists and supermodels are presented alongside activists and athletes. But as a collection of biographies, it lacks depth. Each entry is a single page in length, with the subject's birth (and death, when applicable) date at the bottom of the page. Relevant details are often omitted, eliminating context from accomplishments: an entry on the Bronte sisters includes talk of "when [their] novels came out," without mentioning what these influential novels were or in what year they were published. The entry on Malala Yousafzai does not specify at what age she was shot or when she won the Nobel Peace Prize—only that she is the youngest person to have been awarded it. However, a note on the title page verso states that "this is a work of creative nonfiction...not an encyclopedic account of events and accomplishments of [the subjects'] lives." Full-color portraits, illustrated by a number of artists, add visual interest. VERDICT Though inspirational, this book will be of little use to school libraries.—Brandy Danner, Coakley Middle School, Norwood, MA

Copyright 2017 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

"I hope this beautiful book will continue to inspire girls to set high goals for themselvesbecause you don't need to be an adult to change the world."—Malala Yousafzai
Elena Favilli
ELENA FAVILLI is an NYT bestselling author, journalist, and breaker of glass ceilings. Elena is the founder and CCO of Rebel Girls, a media company dedicated to inspiring the next generation of brave and confident girls. In 2016, she co-wrote and published the most crowdfunded literary project in history, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, now translated into nearly 50 languages. She has written for the Guardian, Vogue, COLORS magazine, McSweeney's, RAI, Il Post, and La Repubblica. She lives in Los Angeles with her dog Lafayette, a Bracco Italiano.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780997895810
Lexile Measure
880L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Rebel Girls
Publication date
November 20, 2016
Series
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

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