When Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls exploded into the book industry scene in 2016, readers of all ages and gender hunger for more rebellious women to read about. After all, there must be more than 100 amazing, rebellious women doing amazing things in history, right? Not to mention the fact that the book missed out some truly iconic women like Beyonce, Audrey Hepburn and J. K. Rowling, just to name a few.
The authors obviously agree, and after becoming the most crowdfunded book of all times, the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller is here! Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand new graphic design, a glossary and 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists of our time. Just like in the first book, the sequel tells the story of 100 women throughout history in a fairy tale-like manner, and featured many rebellious history-makers such as Billie Jean King, Rachel Carson, Lella Lombardi, Policarpa Salavarrieta and many more. While we do have many stories featuring girls and women, it is important – for girls especially – to know that while they can be princesses, they can also be queens, volcanologist, revolutionists, surgeons and many other fields of expertise that requires a huge amount of hard work, but not limited to a specific gender.
To quote Marian Wright Edelman: “You can’t be what you can’t see,” and the Rebel Girls series has the important power to open our eyes to what women and girls are capable of doing, if only we allow them the opportunity and imagination.
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