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good night stories for rebel girls: review

I spent a lot of time deliberating whether or not this was a book I could truly write a review for, especially as it has been out for a while and a lot of people already know about it! Due to the fact it is a non-fiction book, there is no narrative structure for me to comment on. I cannot discuss the development of characters because there isn't any. However, the book is a subtle feminist masterpiece, and I wanted to tell you why I love it so much.

'Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls reinvents fairy tales, inspiring children with the stories of 100 heroic women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Illustrated by 60 female artists from every corner of the globe, this is the most-funded original book in the history of crowdfunding. '

This is a children's book that swaps princesses for women who changed/continue to change the world. Marketed towards the parents of young girls, this bedtime storybook contains short stories about the lives and achievements of incredible women. It allows young women to see although obstacles lie in front of them, they should not let their voice or achievements be belittled or forgotten. That they are important, and that they can change the world. This is a must-have book, not just for little girls but women of all ages, little boys and older men (the more ignorant type). Boys need to learn about fabulous women too.
The feminist bedtime story book you'll wish you had growing up (Harriet Hall, Stylist)
I adore this book. Regardless of the fact I am not a child, it is something I treasure. It is one of those books that you can carry through life with you. Although it doesn't have a narrative to teach you lessons, every single page is a testament to the purpose of the book. To encourage young women to live their lives to the fullest without shame. Each page is educational and interesting, and the illustrations are wonderful. The collection of women is diverse, including people from different ethnicities, religions and sexualities.

The physical makeup of this book is also really good (for anyone that cares). The front cover is very sturdy and thick but the book isn't too heavy. It is kind of a suede material, it feels very smooth whatever it is. The pages are proper paper. That really thick printing paper that just feels so good to turn over. Plus it has a built-in bookmark which is always good.

Yes, the stories lack in some places. For example, some need a more modern outlook on the woman's achievement, others feel quite sparse and uninclusive of key aspects. However, it is important when critically analysing a book to remember the audience. Young children are not bothered by these issues, for them, it's simply a storybook. In a way, I enjoy the non-biographical stories, even if what could be considered as 'important' aspects are missing. It allows children and their parents to go away and research the incredible women more. It gives them a chance to choose if they want to further their learning about a particular story. If they don't, each page is still a speck of empowerment.
The anti-princess picture book (you and) little girls need (Caitlin White, Bustle)
In ten years time, you might remember the story of Wilma Rudolph, a lady who contracted polio as a child and was left with a paralyzed leg. Wilma learnt to walk again and went on to be the fastest female athlete in the world. It might encourage you to seize an opportunity you've been given or to carry on going even though you've been told something is impossible. For that, the book really is amazing. I cannot wait to see the second book, and all the beautiful, empowering women inside. Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo really did a good job.

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