Rebel Girls Awesome Entrepreneurs: 25 Tales of Women Building Business
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The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Rebel Girls Awesome Entrepreneurs: 25 Tales of Women Building Business (part of the Goodnight Rebel Girls series) features the accomplishments of an extremely diverse group of women of varying cultures and ethnicities, several of whom are first- or second-generation immigrants. Many of the women had to overcome sexism and racism to succeed in business. They speak about using their success to help others and our world, as well as about dreaming big and dealing with imposter syndrome. There's no strong language, and the stories are told in a very age-appropriate way. There's mention of racism, sexism, and name-calling, and a nonspecific story about a woman being bullied at work and online. The emphasis in these stories is on the women's overcoming the obstacles in their way. There's also a brief mention of a woman remembering a very loud noise, and the windows in her home shattering, during a bombing in Ireland when she was a child.
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What's the Story?
REBEL GIRLS AWESOME ENTREPRENEURS: 25 TALES OF WOMEN BUILDING BUSINESS showcases influential CEOs, entrepreneurs, founders, and investors who have used their creativity and ingenuity to develop clever ideas, launch new products, build businesses, disrupt industries, support others, and invest in the future. The book includes a companion app with bonus stories, as well as a detailed business plan template in the back of the book with tips for kids to follow.
Is It Any Good?
A gripping collection of inspiring success stories alongside an informative how-to section, this book belongs in every child's home library. What puts Rebel Girls Awesome Entrepreneurs: 25 Tales of Women Building Business above even the other books in the Goodnight Rebel Girls series is its bevy of practical information. Tucked into the activity section at the back of the book is an impressively detailed 12-step plan to starting your first business, including everything from building a prototype and funding the company to finding a mentor. It's even topped off with a "Super Slime Shoppe" case study. It's the perfect complement to the 25 motivating tales of women facing down sexism, racism, bullying, and imposter syndrome to find success. This small paperback book will have a big impact on your child's perception of what's possible.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about how different girls and women in Rebel Girls Awesome Entrepreneurs: 25 Tales of Women Building Business felt unsure of themselves, even when they did well. Why would that happen? Have you ever felt you didn't belong on a team or in a game even though you had the skills you needed to be there?
Parents and kids can read the detailed "Build Your Own Business Plan" in the back of the book and through all the steps together. Brainstorm ways to be an entrepreneur, even if you're a kid.
What do you think of the advice in some of the women's quotes, like "Never a failure, always a lesson" and "Prepare, practice, and have confidence"? What other advice can you find in the book that could be helpful to follow?
- Author: Rebel Girls
- Genre: Biography
- Topics: Activism, STEM, Great Girl Role Models, Science and Nature
- Character Strengths: Compassion, Courage, Curiosity, Perseverance
- Book type: Non-Fiction
- Publisher: Rebel Girls
- Publication date: May 10, 2022
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 7 - 12
- Number of pages: 64
- Available on: Paperback, iBooks, Kindle
- Award: Common Sense Selection
- Last updated: June 28, 2022
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