These Bedtime Stories Show Girls How They Can Be Rebels And Change History
Bye, bye Prince Charming.
"Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" is a new children's book that reinvents fairytales and instead features 100 stories of inspiring women who rebelled against the patriarchy throughout history.
The book features page-long profiles of remarkable women from Queen Hatshepsut and painter Frida Kahlo, to Serena Williams and MAKER Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The profiles are accompanied by illustrations commissioned by a different female artist across the globe.
The creators of the book Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, who have been working through their children's media company Timbuktu Labs, say the new book is geared toward children between the ages of 6 and 10 years.
In order to fund the costs of producing the book, they created a Kickstarter campaign initially seeking $40,000 to hire illustrators. But they ended up with more than ten times their goal. The creators noted in an interview that "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" truly fills a void in today's children books.
Favilli said in an email to TakePart that the book shows girls how they can "explore, learn, and dream without limits" and shows boys "female leads who are strong, smart, flawed, emotionally complex, and able to fight their own battles."
See a video explaining the book below and pledge your support for the project here.
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