The world of children’s literature has long been dominated by the genre of fiction. Non-fiction books have been sidelined to the realm of being of entirely ‘educational’. This has limited the exploration of strong female figures in non-fiction writing. ‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’ provides much-needed relief from the monopoly of fantasy writing or the constant trope of the princess in children’s literature.
The book comes with an astounding collection of 100 stories of inspirational and powerful women role models from all walks of life. These women come from a myriad of periods – ranging from the past to the present. There is also no limit as to which fields they represent, presenting dynamic women from the fields of science, sports, social work, literature and politics to name a few.
Accompanying these wonderful stories are portraits of each of these women painted by 60 female artists across the globe in varying art style. This collection is a powerhouse of female role models for children to look up to and read about. These women represent an amazing range of careers and ethnicities and have been portrayed beautifully. The thoughtfulness and sensitivity behind the production make it a book worth treasuring and re-reading time and time again.