Since 2016, Timbuktu Media Labs has been publishing Rebel Girls books with the aim of empowering girls through the stories of influential women.
The Rebel Girls book series aims to empower girls and young women by giving them the opportunity to read about the lives of extraordinary women. The books, which are intended for girls from the age of 6, feature mini-biographies of women who have made great achievements in a number of fields. The first book was published in 2016 and has since expanded to 20 books.
There is now a Rebel Girls app where girls can listen to the Rebel Girls Good Night Stories. Some of the stories from the books are also available as podcasts.
What are Rebel Girls books?
Rebel Girls books are stories about inspiring women intended for girls of age 6 and up. These books tell the stories of real life extraordinary women. These stories feature activists, entrepreneurs, inventors, and other girls and women with accomplishments that empower girls to achieve their life goals. After all, as it says on the Rebel Girls website, ‘if she can see it, she can be it’.
How many Rebel Girls books are there?
There are more than 20 different books in the Rebel Girls and Good Night Stories series. Some of the books are available in hardcover and readers can also buy boxed sets of the Rebel Girls books and Good Night Stories. Ebooks for Kindle, with a thoughtful and fun voice, are also available on Amazon. In addition to books, other merchandise can be found on the Rebel Girls website.
This includes a journal and a Chat Book which is a photo book that features photos of the girl for whom the book is intended as well as illustrations of inspiring girls and women.
Who are the people in Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls?
Rebel Girls Good Night Stories features stories about the lives of extraordinary women. Girls can read about the lives of important women from history, such as Elizabeth I and Amelia Earhart. Stories about influential women from the present can also inspire girls. The fifth volume of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls features young women like Greta Thunberg, the Swedish environmental activist, rebel girl Maya Gabeira and Rayssa Leal, the Brazilian skateboarder who won a silver medal in the women’s street skateboarding in 2020.
While there are many wonderful stories about influential women in the Rebel Girls books, many reviewers have made complaints about the choices that have been made.
When did Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls come out?
The first Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls book was published in 2016 and the second book was published a year later. There are now five different volumes of GoodNight Stories and many more Rebel Girls books.
What is the Rebel Girls app?
The Rebel Girls app is an IOS app available at the Apple store. It provides audio stories. The app is free, but you will need to purchase the audio content. For Android users, you will need to subscribe on the Rebel Girls website in order to use your smartphone to listen to the stories. A number of the Good Night Stories are available as podcasts for free.
If you buy one of the books you will see a QR code that will allow you to access the stories and the whole Rebel girls team in the Rebel Girls app.
Who published the book Rebel Girls?
Rebel Girls is published by Timbuktu Labs, digital media company as well as a children’s book publisher. The company was co-founded by Elena Favilli with Francesca Cavallo. Elena Favilli also writes many of the Rebel Girls books.
Who are the Rebel Girls books marketed for?
The books are marketed for girls from the age of 6, and the Rebel Girls website does not suggest an upper age limit for these books. Some adult reviewers have remarked on how much they have enjoyed the mini-bios in these books. Other reviewers have pointed out that topics such as discrimination and refugees are not really appropriate for a very young child and would need adult supervision.
Conversely, children who are old enough to understand the concepts conveyed in the books may find the language in the stories a little too simple.
“We recommend our Volume 1 and 2 books for rebels who are 4 to 101 years old! Children ages 4 and up should be able to read our books with some assistance. Children ages 6-10 should be able to read the books by themselves.”rebelgirls.com/faqs
Are there Rebel Girls audio stories?
Rebel Girls has more than 200 audio stories that are available on the IOS and Android apps and new stories are added every week. These stories have won a number of awards: Webby People’s Choice Award, People’s Choice Podcast Award, New York Times Bestseller, NY Festivals Radio Award, and Apple Design Award Winner.
The Rebel Girls audio allows the listener to fall asleep while listening to soothing bedtime stories and soundscapes.
Do the Rebel Girls books come in different languages?
As of writing, 2 volumes of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls have been translated into 49 different languages, including English, so they are available in 50 languages. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 immigrant Women Who Changed the World has been translated into 10 languages, and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: Black Girl magic has been translated into 3 languages.
There are country-specific editions of some books which are available for 13 different countries. The podcasts are available in English, Danish, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.
Rebel Girls stories have been empowering girls of 6 years and over through their stories about influential women. Each book features a number of mini-biographies of admirable women. Timbuktu Media labs, the books’ publisher, was co-founded by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. They have also written many of the stories in the books.
The first story was published in 2016 and they have continued to publish new stories. Rebel Girls also has more than 200 audio stories which are available through the Rebel Girls app. The Rebel Girls stories have been translated into 49 different languages and the podcasts are available in 6 languages. The books and audio stories have won a number of awards.
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