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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Book 1

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Inspiring, kid-friendly tales of extraordinary women.

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age 6+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 5+

Rebel Girls for everyone

My son enjoyed this book.
age 5+

Empowering and intriguing stories

My younger daughter loves the Good Night Stories bookies. She has annotated it with sticky notes to mark the ones she likes and has read. I love that the book focuses on so many different ways to make your mark on the world - artists, scientists, teachers, politicians, activists, athletes. It shows so many examples of women and girls with agency. The vingettes are easy to digest and often leave me wanting to learn more. It's fun when we run across a biography of someone we've "met" in another context too.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (10 ):

This lively collection of stories about pioneering women and girls is sure to inspire and entertain both kids and adults. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls encourages kids to think big, follow their dreams, never give up, and never listen to anyone who says you can't achieve something because you're female. It's great as a read-aloud for boys and girls or independent reading for older kids and offers a wonderful introduction to the many possible career paths open to all.

A sobering message in the preface reminds readers how much these extraordinary women struggled for recognition and respect: "No matter the importance of their discoveries, the audacity of their adventures, the width of their genius -- they were constantly belittled, forgotten, in some cases erased from history. It is important that girls understand the obstacles that lie in front of them. It is just as important that they know these obstacles are not insurmountable."

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