Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena FavilliIf I could give this more stars, I would.
Yes, I know the title indicates this book is for rebel girls. I am a mother of two fairly rebellious boys - but felt it was every bit as relevant for them as it was for females! After all, why shouldnt boys read about fabulous, inspirational women too?
This book is an absolute thing of beauty - 100 accessible, creatively written tales of women who helped to shape the world we live in. The illustrations are superb, and it hits just the right note with my two kids (5 and 7). They were initially suspicious that it was going to be one of those educational books, but a few stories in and they were hooked.
People with boys, dont be deterred from buying this book, simply because the title indicates a female bias. Its so important that we start recognising the achievement of women (past and present) because theyve so often been ignored - and both girls and boys can benefit from this. Also - a word of warning, grown-ups are likely to get a bit hooked on it too. :-)
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Sure you could read Goodnight Moon over and over again to your niece or daughter, with its comb and its brush and its bowl full of mush, but when you're looking for something for your tiny powerhouses who want something a bit louder at bedtime, you can turn to the new book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.
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TODAY does have affiliate relationships with various online retailers. So, while every product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue. Remember when books aimed at girls were covered in pink and glitter? Today, all those princesses seem to be surrounded by small, raised fists. Fictional picture book heroines explore science, math and political activism.
This month the book for ages 5 to 8, with stories about famous women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and original pieces of art by artists around the world, broke another crowdfunding record. It is the most funded original book to be crowdfunded. Only a reprint of the Bible and the reissue of a comic book have raised more money. When we launched in April, we had been working on every aspect of the campaign for the past eight months. At the launch of their Kickstarter campaign they had 4, people on their newsletter list. Now they have almost 25, When we started Timbuktu four years ago and became entrepreneurs, we could see how much female stereotypes were still around.
"Turning Pages: My Life Story," by Sonia Sotomayor, illustrated by Lulu Delacre
As a child, Ada Lovelace loved machines. She studied birds and drew sketches trying to build her own flying machine. She put all of her notes into a little book which she called "Flyology. Instead, she found an old mathematician, Charles Babbage, who became her lifelong friend. With Babbage, Ada wrote the first programming language in history.