Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World
by Elena Favilli
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Pub Date 13 Oct 2020 | Archive Date 03 Sep 2021
The third installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world.
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.
"Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls has always been a series that felt important to introduce to our readers and, on a personal level, my own daughter. In this world where diversity and introducing a broad array of cultures from a young age is more important than ever—something we speak about at Parents all the time—100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is a great way to help inform those conversations we must have with our children about celebrating diversity and encouraging empathy for others. I want my daughter to learn about successful Black, immigrant and people of color as early as possible, and this feels like the perfect primer." -- Julia Dennison, Executive Editor, Parents
"An especially beautiful reminder for readers young (and old!) that no matter your background, your ethnicity or where you call home, your potential to break down barriers and change the world is boundless." -- Megan O'Neill Melle, Senior Editor, Parade
"These stories shine a light on incredible immigrant women who've worked to change the world." -- Rebecca Ruiz, Senior Features Writer, Mashable
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Gorgeous illustrations accompany info-packed single page bios of women from all over the world making a difference in many many ways. There are scientists, entertainers, designers and philosophers. Most kids will recognize at least a few of the amazing women profiled here.
I think young readers may use this as a jumping off point to read more about these fascinating women.
This is a great book. Visually it is very inviting and has wonderful artwork accompanying each story. I really enjoyed the wide range of experiences the women in this book lived, and appreciated the diversity shown in the book. This installment of the series focuses specifically on immigrants and I appreciated the stories show a variety of immigrant experiences with different reasons why these women moved, different time periods they lived in, and wide assortment of countries they moved to and from. Overall it is an engaging and empowering book.
I loved this book, it was such a fun and interesting book about immigrants women. There are moments in our time in which we should remember what we have done and what we should do and that most of us are descendants of immigrants from Africa some of there free will some by force.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World will make a marvelous addition to my classroom library. I think the single page format will work great with reluctant readers. I have been looking for short biographies to use as mentor text for a personal narrative unit, this fits the bill.
Filling a very large hole in the Middle-Grade biography section, we meet some of the seminal women who struggled against staggering odds to make contributions that have affected all of us.
I highly recommend this book as a classroom and school library resource. Conversations about identity and the value of all learners are essential, and this book is a wonderful avenue for sharing these ideas.
This is an absolutely brilliant book and collection. The individuals within this book are from a variety of cultures and talents and this is a perfect encouragement for individuals of all ages.
The art is absolutely beautiful and I would recommend this book to anyone.
I was invited to review an early copy of the third instalment of the bestselling Good Night Stories series. This time the stories and illustrations concentrate on women who emigrated from their country of birth. Among those 100 women are very well known names such as Rihanna or Madeleine Albright.
Personally, I enjoyed the stories of less well-known-to-me women like Lupe Gonzalo (Migrant Farmer and Labour Organiser from Guatemala), or football referee Jawahir Jewels Roble (from Somalia) far more than the stories of Diane von Fürstenberg or Gloria Estefan.
The outstanding illustrations in this book were made by 70 artists identifying as women from all over the world. A list of all the names is included in the back of the book.
An empowering read that shouldn’t be missing on any shelf.
What a perfect time for this wonderful book. Just like the first two books in the Rebel Girl series, it's filled with such exceptional, inspiring women. I love these books and can not wait to get this book in store.
I felt this book is growing aside it's readers.
unlike the first two with more "popular" female role models this one explores a more diverse group.
I love seeing all the stories of immigrants who found success in other countries.
The ilistratuons quotes and text were great.
As a former reader of book 1 &2 I enjoyed visiting this once again.
Thank you Netgalley.
Another fantastic addition to the ‘Rebel Girls’ series. A great collection of inspirational women who moved from their native country and were determined not to be confined. Stories from science, sport, fashion, politics and much, much more.
A great thought provoking introduction from Elena Favilli encouraging all ‘rebel girls’ to be all they can be. Must read for all girls, everywhere!
I absolutely loved this, just as I have loved the other installments of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls. This collection included several immigrant women who may be familiar to others, but several who many have probably never heard of. I thought it was a very impactful collection and would absolutely recommend to anyone with a little girl looking for positive role models. Each woman in this book had an incredible story that deserved to be shared and I whole heartedly believed Elena Favilli did an exceptional job sharing them.
This is an incredible book and resource for EVERYONE! My daughters and I love this series and were delighted to read this new addition. It is full of beautiful and inspiring stories. It is one we'll return to again and again!
5 out of 5 💪Girl Power International
Another tome of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls shows 100 portraits of female immigrants that made their impact on the world. I liked the variety of representation that doesn't focus on the United States and the UK. On the same note, the book shows women from both the past and the ones currently living, both young and old with all skin colors and background history.
Each person is represented with a brief description, their immigration route, and a beautiful portrait - each painted by the different talented artists. I greatly admired that eclectic design idea.
Overall, this is another great gift for brave young girls and women.
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher Rebel Girls for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and feelings are my own.
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