A new book to inspire your young princess or padawan comes from the creative team Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, co-founders of Timbuktu Labs. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls features 100 illustrated tales of extraordinary women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams that will surely create amazing dreams and encourage daytime explorations.
With their Kickstarter already completely surpassing the $40k goal (more like totally kicked ass and took names with a total of $158k in just 8 days!!) this book is sure to be a family favorite for years to come.
From the press release:
“Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls” features 100 real women of the past and the present who have achieved incredible results, despite all odds.
Painters, scientists, dancers, chefs, astronauts, jazz singers, pharaohs, boxers, writers, political leaders… Rebel girls whose actions have changed the course of history. From every corner of the globe.
“As female entrepreneurs, we’ve often wished we had grown up surrounded by more female role models”, explains co-founder and CEO Elena Favilli. “We constantly urge ourselves to ‘lean in’ and we surround ourselves with books on female empowerment… but they come far too late. Research shows that by the time girls reach middle school, they already have less confidence in themselves than boys. That is why changing the narrative early on is so important”.
“We’ve been working in the children’s media space for the past 5 years and we’ve witnessed from the inside how gender stereotypes still permeate books for children of all ages”, continues Elena Favilli. “Parents are offered little resources to counter this trend and they are especially concerned about the lack of strong female role models in children’s media. That’s why we decided to create this book”.
“Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls” is a collection of tales that will inspire young girls to be explore, learn and dream without limits. “It’s what a modern fairy tale should teach”, adds Francesca Cavallo. “Our dream is to get it on the nightstand of every young girl”.
Each story is illustrated by a different female artist and each artist is from a different part of the world.
“We want this book to be also a showcase of the best 100 female illustrators of our time”, continues Elena Favilli. “We think it’s our duty to give voice to the amazing work that female artists are creating every day, in every corner of the globe”.
Artists that are already working on the project are: Ana Galvan (Spain), Omnya Hussein (Egypt), Helena Morais Soares (Portugal), Eleanor Davis (USA), Thandiwe Tshabalala (South Africa), Elisabetta Stoinich (Italy), Debora Kamogawa (Brazil).
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I can’t wait to get my copy (November 2016) and if you want this amazing book for your shelves along with some excellent perks, check out the Kickstarter now!