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The Rebel Girls Handbook

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Electrifying tales of girls' positive impact over history.

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This extensive collection of stories of girls and women who've made a positive impact on the world would be a fine addition to any girl's library. The Rebel Girls Handbook not only tells the tales of these impressive females, it also invites readers to process their stories in a variety of ways. Two sections in the beginning of the book create a clear picture of how girls have made an impact in every corner of the world and throughout history. The first is dedicated to specific regions of the world, the second to a visual timeline of female change makers, starting with the rule of Cleopatra and ending with Maya Angelou becoming the first Black female to appear on the U.S. quarter. Coming in at a hefty 400 pages, it would make a great gift for the elementary school kid in your life.

Some of the biographies contain a "Your Turn" section, detailing actions readers can take to follow in the footsteps of the woman they're reading about. And there are QR codes hidden throughout the book that take readers to free high-quality audio productions that dive even further into the lives of the role models featured via the Rebel Girls app. In the case of poet Amanda Gorman, listeners hear more about her early struggles with Auditory Processing Disorder, as well as her historic words spoken in her own voice.

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