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Dear Rebel

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Huge Rebel Girls fans in this household! I really enjoyed the format of this one. It was fun, engaging and inspirational.
Thank you Rebel Girls for the copy through NetGalley!

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I love stories written by women for other women. This collection is thorough and diverse and I appreciate the care that went into making it.

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The latest book from Rebel Girl, Dear Rebels, is a collection of personal letters and stories to read rather than the mini-biographies that the other books contain. Possibly aimed at a slightly older audience to the previous book, this is a nice addition for someone who has grown up with the Rebel Girls series.

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We sell all the Rebel girls books in the bookstore I work at, and they are a great hit.
The concept just works and it is a great way to familiarise audiences with different (historical) figures who make an impact. Keep it going!

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Talk about a book that is empowering, heartfelt, and unapologetically bold - Rebel Girls does it again! This book is for anyone seeking inspiration, courage, and a reminder that rebellion can lead to remarkable change.

In Dear Rebel, more than 145 extraordinary teens and women come together to uplift the intimate moments that define a girl’s journey of discovery, confidence, and self. Through letters, poems, essays, and self-portraits, they share their advice, experiences, and the secrets of their success, in their own words.

The magic lies in the diversity of voices. From actresses to activists, these trailblazing women inspire all readers to try new things, face their fears, and be unapologetically themselves. As you turn the pages, you’ll be reminded that each contribution is a beacon of sisterhood, resilience, and hope.

The scannable QR codes sprinkled throughout the book unlock bonus audio stories in the Rebel Girls App, which add an immersive layer to the reading experience. Whatever your age, this book invites you to embrace your inner rebel, dream big, and change the world.

Thank you to NetGalley and Rebel Girls for a temporary e-ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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Another amazing title from the Rebel Girls series - I really do love these books!

This one brings together a diverse and amazing group of teens and women who share their experiences and advice with the reader. These letters, poems and essays are from people who are not necessarily well known and famous, but who all have an incredible life and experience to share with the younger generation.

I love the way these books are put together with a range of great illustrations. This is another fab addition to the Rebel Girl series!

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Great concept and I would have loved to read such a book when I was in the target age group! I think this will resonate a lot with younger audiences. Loved the format.

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This wonderful book is filled to the brim with encouragement and empowerment that young rebels need to grow into strong, adult rebels.

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This is a well put together and inspiring group of letters, poems and essays by some ladies that aren't necessarily well known but have lived incredible lives. The format is well thought out with a mix of pictures as well as the writing. The colours are bright and engaging and this is just the sort of thing I would like my children to read and take advice from for their futures

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Inspiring Collection::: Very Positive::: Nice range of topics
However, it did become a little repetitive and long ...but there is also 125 women contributing

Thank you Rebel Girls and Netgalley for the ARC e-book

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If I had a daughter, I'd share these with her. I could see this also being useful as a creative writing exercise, to write letters to the young girls and women we want to reach, or even to a younger self. Thank you for the ARC! Motivational reading.

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The letters that were in the ARC were fun and interesting to read but there seemed like there was a lot missing. I think that's the nature of this ARC so I still think it was a good and worthwhile read overall, but there was a lot of skipping in the meantime.

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I read this in 2023 and enjoyed it.

Congratulations to the author and thanks to the publisher for the copy!

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If you're expecting the typical format that most Rebel Girls books follow, this one will surprise you. This installment would be a great coffee table book, or something to read a letter from each night or something like that. It is very personal, as it is told in each individual's voice and from their hearts. Whether it be them simply telling their stories, or sharing hard learned advice. There's definitely something that will resonate with everyone as the included individuals vary greatly in accomplishments, career, diversity, etc - so I'm sure there's something for everyone. Though it's a different format than we are used to, it's definitely a great addition.

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"Dear Rebel" is a treasure trove of wisdom and inspiration delivered straight from the hearts of 145 incredible women. Samantha Barry and her illustrious co-authors, including Melinda French Gates and Randi Zuckerberg, have created a powerful tapestry of advice for today's girls. The book reads like a heartfelt letter from mentors who've navigated diverse paths.

Each woman's contribution is a gem, revealing personal anecdotes and hard-earned insights. From entrepreneurship to activism, the book covers it all with an engaging blend of humor and sincerity. The diversity of voices, ranging from business moguls to activists, adds a dynamic quality that keeps you hooked from cover to cover.

"Dear Rebel" isn't just a collection of advice; it's a celebration of resilience and the audacity to defy norms. It's the kind of book you want to keep on your shelf, ready to be revisited whenever you need a dose of encouragement. Whether you're a young girl forging your path or someone seeking inspiration, this book is a beacon of wisdom, reminding us all that rebellion, when fueled by passion and purpose, can change the world.

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Dear Rebel is a stunningly illustrated compilation that weaves together advice and reflections from women spanning diverse backgrounds and expertise – from academics and political activists to athletes, artists, actors, and writers. The inclusion of voices from various world cultures adds depth to the collection. The emphasis on representation resonates strongly, providing a platform to explore the inspiring stories and wisdom of these remarkable women. A truly worthwhile read, this book stands out as an excellent choice for home enjoyment, a valuable addition to any library, a thoughtful gift, or an enriching resource for school and classroom libraries. Highly recommended for its impactful content and universal appeal.

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I was completely unfamiliar with Rebel Girls before this but this was amazing and I'm going to seek out more.
This is the kind of book you're probably better off reading one section at a time so you can digest it. There is so much positivity and so many great ideas.
One of the biggest ideas is that you can be a rebel and have wild ideas but still respect and care for your family. This is an idea that shouldn't be original; so many people cut off their biggest supports while trying to establish their own identities.
One of my favorites was a girl who wanted to help handicapped pets so she just did it. What an inspiration!
Read this book if you want to feel like there is great good in the world!
Thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this

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Welp - it finally happened. I found a Rebel Girls book I did not enjoy. In Dear Rebel, “more than 125 extraordinary teens and women share their advice, experiences, and the secrets of their success-in their own words”. And… it’s just not Rebel Girls, y’know?

It is beautifully full colour. It is probably a breathtaking item in print. But it is just so treacle, with so much sincerity that it starts to feel insincere. The idea, the format - it doesn’t appeal to me, and I’m not sure it would have when I was the target market’s age either. I’m sure I’ll be in the minority, and that’s okay too. I'll keep buying Rebel Girl books in print for my future kids - just not this one.

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I always love reading Rebel Girl stories— they always manage to inspire me in ways that I wasn’t expecting.
This inspiring collection of letters from powerful women all around the world is a must-read for women and girls of all ages.

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As usual, "Rebel Girls" knock it out of the park. The book is chock-full of anecdotes and advices given to girls by accomplished women. I am actually sad that I didn't know most of the women in here because they were simply never in my area of interest. But it is extremely cool and yes, you should read this book even if you're an adult (and in my case, not even a girl or a woman) and see how powerful it makes you feel.

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