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What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Tells the stories of extraordinary current-day female leaders tackling important issues like equality, mental health, climate change, conservationism, gun violence, bullying, natural disasters, health care, and more.
Helping others, overcoming obstacles, perseverance, bravery and the value of hard work are consistent themes throughout the stories. Family, creativity, innovation, and being true to yourself are all important.
Positive Role Models
Highlights current women and girls working hard to affect change in the fields of politics, STEM, sports, the arts, exploration, conservationism, humanitarianism, and more.
Features women and girls from a diverse range of countries, cultures, backgrounds, sexual identities, and abilities.
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Violence & Scariness
There are brief mentions of loved ones dying, sexism, bullying, and refugees -- all talked about in age-appropriate, general language that isn't frightening.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers is part of the celebrated Rebel Girls collection. Like its counterparts, this book shines a spotlight on extraordinary women who've made their mark on the world, but it focuses specifically on current day changemakers under the age of 30. Helping others, overcoming obstacles, perseverance, courage, and the value of hard work are consistent themes throughout the stories. The short bios also place importance on family, creativity, innovation, and being true to yourself. There are brief mentions of loved ones dying, sexism, bullying, and war, using age-appropriate, general language that isn't overly frightening.
Is It Any Good?
Never before has a book brought together this many inspiring stories of young women who are actively changing our world. Not only is Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers an extensive look at female history being made, it's also an incredibly inviting and interesting read for kids of all ages. The 100 women and girls picked to be featured span an impressively diverse range of backgrounds and areas of focus. Whether readers are interested in art, animals, activism, science, sports, writing, or performing, they'll find someone to look up to within these pages. And just like the Rebel Girls books that have come before, each story is accompanied by a gorgeously vivid portrait and quote done by a variety of talented young artists. (Don't be surprised if your child asks to remove a few to hang on their walls.) This is a remarkably comprehensive book that would make an excellent gift for any child in your life, as every girl and boy should own a copy.
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