Penguin Random Houses announces the release of, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. The most highly funded original book in the history of crowdfunding, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls was a runaway hit raising over 1 million dollars on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This gorgeously illustrated book containing 100 tales of extraordinary women including Michelle Obama,Jane Austen, Simone Biles, Frida Kahlo, Ada Lovelace, Serena Williamsand Amelia Earhart brings together the stories of scientists, athletes, artists, politicians, pirates and spies from across the globe, all told in the style of a bedtime fairy tale.
Richly illustrated by 60 female artists from around the world, each mini-biography is accompanied by a full-page portrait.
‘We put our hearts into this and it resonated so much with parents and young women – and men too … It means that we hit something that people now need to hear about’
When Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo founded their children’s media company Timbuktu Labs they experienced the sexism of the tech community first hand. In 2015 Elena Favilli spoke out in an article for the Guardian titled ‘Silicon valley is more Flintstones than Jetsons when it comes to women’ which made her the target of furious online trolling. They saw the discrimination they experienced at work reproduced in the gender stereotypes of children’s book and films and decided something must be done. Favilli and Cavallo’s stratospheric kickstarter cam-paign for Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls raised over 1 million dollars and drew world-wide attention. This is a pioneering new book that puts women’s lives centre stage.
What if the princess didn’t marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girlsintroduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don’t need rescuing.
Elena Favilli (Author)
Elena Favilli is a media entrepreneur and a journalist. She has worked for Colorsmagazine, McSweeney’s, RAI, Il Post, and La Repubblica, and has managed digital newsrooms on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2011, she created the first iPad magazine for children, Timbuktu magazine. She is the founder and CEO of Timbuktu Labs.
Francesca Cavallo (Author)
Francesca Cavallo is a writer and theatre 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.