GOODNIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS—100 Inspiring Young Changemakers

Readers will celebrate well-known activists Greta Thunberg and Mari Copeny and meet new names like inventors Riya Karumanchi, who developed a smart cane for the visually impaired, and Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López, who used recycled materials to build solar-powered water heaters for families who lacked hot water. Each story is told in a whimsical fairy tale style and is paired with a bold, full-page portrait drawn by a female or nonbinary artist. In addition to showcasing the stories of incredible young people, the book features the work of young authors, artists, and editors. (FROM AMAZON and the RG WEBSITE)

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Girl Power on display here! They range in age from preteens on up through girls in their twenties. What they are doing with their lives is inspiring for all. Each story is a page long and on the opposite page is a illustration of the individual and a quote. I liked this one from 13-year-old inventor and entrepreneur, Cassidy Crowley:

I learned to just go for it because you never know unless you try.

A large portion of the featured stories are unfamiliar names, but you will find famous profiles like Bindi Irwin, Billie Eilish, and Zendaya. You can go through the pages in any order. The last part of the book has more profiles of girls who didn’t make the top 100, but each get a paragraph and illustration of their brave and often exciting pursuit. Also included are pages to write your own story with an illustration.

A fantastic additional feature are QR codes that lead to audio stories in the Rebel Girls app. Great extensions to an already great set of stories. This newest volume is perfect for elementary and middle grade girls. Each may be motivated to become another changemaker.

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About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...always striving to reach the next peak in my life and career.
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2 Responses to GOODNIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS—100 Inspiring Young Changemakers

  1. Wow — this is a unique book. Love the fairytale bedtime story angle for girls who make a difference in their world. Will have to check it out! Thanks for sharing!

  2. petespringerauthor says:

    Love books such as this one. It’s especially valuable to engage kids in books that provide them with role models.

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