Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

by Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997895810
Publisher: Timbuktu Labs, Inc.
Publication date: 05/26/2017
Series: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 27
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

ELENA FAVILLI is a media entrepreneur and a journalist. She has worked for Colors magazine, McSweeney’s, RAI, Il Post, and La Repubblica, and has managed digital newsrooms on both sides of the Atlantic. She holds a masters degree in semiotics from the University of Bologna (Italy) and she studied digital media at U.C. Berkeley. In 2011, she created the first iPad magazine for children, Timbuktu magazine. She is the founder and CEO of Timbuktu Labs.

FRANCESCA CAVALLO is a published writer and theater director. Her award-winning plays have been staged all across Europe. A passionate social innovator, Francesca is the founder of Sferracavalli, an International Festival of Sustainable Imagination in Southern Italy. In 2011, Francesca joined forces with Elena Favilli to found Timbuktu Labs, where she serves as Creative Director. Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls is her seventh children’s book.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
19367307 More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my daughter and she loves it. I didn't get it expecting it to be a deep dive into each woman's story (there are plenty of other books for that), I got it to spark her interest. To show her that there are, and have always been, women making history.
Patty White More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my daughter to grow up with. It's simplistic in the fact that it tells a very broad over view of each person. What makes it so great though is it opens the door for young people to ask questions about these women and learn more about them on their own. My cousin bought this for her daughter and I was so pleased she recommended it for me.
bmthielen More than 1 year ago
B-2 More than 1 year ago
Disappointingly Disney-ish. The idea of the book is good: 100 short biographies of strong and remarkable women , including those little-known to the Western culture. It is written in the form of one-page bedtime stories for pre- or elementary school kids. This might have worked if it was limited only to more simple, gentle stories like Helen Keller, Jane Austin and Jane Goodall. But to try telling in this way to a little girl, at bedtime, about more complex lives of Cleopatra and Eva Peron or the deaths of Hypatia or Anna Polytkovskaya? So the narrative by necessity becomes syrupy and whitewashed to the point of laughable and empty. My advise is: leaves this book on the shelf, tell your young daughter your own bedtime stories and buy real biographies of strong women for her older sisters. I grade books as Buy and Keep( BK), Read a Library Copy (RLC) and Once-I-Put-It-Down-I-Couldn’t-Pick-It-Up (OIPD-ICPU). Hate to say it about this book, but for me it was OIPD-ICPU.