Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World
Good Night Stories for REbel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World
by Elena Favilli
Published October 13, 2020 by Rebel Girls
Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Genre: Children’s, Middle Grades
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for children. Packed with 100 all-new bedtime stories about the lives of incredible female figures from the past and the present, this volume recognizes women who left their birth countries for a multitude of reasons: some for new opportunities, some out of necessity.
Readers will whip up a plate with Asma Khan, strategize global affairs alongside Madeleine Albright, venture into business with Rihanna, and many more. All of these unique, yet relatable stories are accompanied by gorgeous, full-page, full-color portraits, illustrated by female artists from all over the globe.
A delightful compendium of short bios of 100 women from all walks of life, with the only common denominator being that they left the country of their birth and wound up living in a different country. The subtitle says it all: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World. Some of the women profiled are quite famous: Annika Sorenstam (golfer), Arianna Huffington (author and CEO), Diane Von Furstenberg (fashion designer), Gloria Estefan (singer), Ilhan Omar (politician), Josephine Baker (entertainer and activist), Madeleine Albright (politician), to name just a few. Others are well known only to those in their own fields perhaps. All are amazing women and their individual stories are satisfying. Each woman is given a page of text and a fabulous illustration.
The publisher says this book is recommended for ages 5-10. I imagine it would most appeal to readers in the older end of that range but that is just based on my nearly-7-year-old granddaughter whose interests right now seem to be mainly princesses and unicorns.
Thank you to NetGalley and Rebel Girls for the chance to read an advance reader copy of this book.