We must remember the kick ass women who came before us who didn’t take no for an answer and who showed us the greatness that can be achieved when you believe in yourself.
We must tell their stories and inspire the next generation of women to achieve their own greatness.
The book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls contains 100 true stories of 100 extraordinary women from both the past and present.
The stories are perfect for telling at bedtime because they’ve been creatively written in the fashion of fairy tales.
Bedtime Stories About Female Heroes
You’ve heard of many of these women: Amelia Earhart, Cleopatra, Evita Perón, Frida Kahlo, Joan Jett, Marie Curie, Maya Angelou, and Serena and Venus Williams,
But you’ve probably not heard of Ashley Fiolek, motocross racer; Coy Mathis, elementary school student; Grace Hopper, computer scientist; Jessica Watson, sailor; Mary Kom, boxer; Nettie Stevens, geneticist; Sonita Alizadeh, rapper; and Wangari Maathai, activist.
The book’s short, one page stories sends the message that girls can do anything no matter their age, background, race or ethnicity. No wonder it’s a New York Times bestseller!
The story behind Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is amazing itself.
The book’s authors, Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, started a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in May 2016 to create the book. They set a goal of $40,000 and ended up raising $675,614!
At the time, it set the record for the fastest-funded publishing project in Kickstarter’s history.
After a demand for more stories, the authors created a second Kickstarter campaign to fund a book sequel filled with another 100 stories of amazing women.
Once again, supporters helped them surpass their goal of $100,000 when 13,454 backers pledged $675,614 to make Rebel Girls 2 a reality. The book sequel set the new Kickstarter record for fastest-funded publishing project.
I love this book and the types of female role models that fill its pages. Girls, boys, women, and men will find Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls inspirational and educational.
For a thoughtful twist, add an inscription to the inside cover to make the gift more personal.
P.S. If you want to give both books as a gift, they can be purchased as a gift set.
Just as important, read stories about female heroes to your sons.