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"Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2" is the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, and the most crowdfunded book of all times. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, will take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyoncé. The unique narrative "Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2" is the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, and the most crowdfunded book of all times. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, will take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyoncé. The unique narrative style of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" transforms each biography into a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand new graphic design, a glossary and 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists of our time.


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"Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2" is the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, and the most crowdfunded book of all times. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, will take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyoncé. The unique narrative "Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2" is the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, and the most crowdfunded book of all times. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, will take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyoncé. The unique narrative style of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" transforms each biography into a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand new graphic design, a glossary and 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists of our time.

30 review for Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2: 100 more stories of extraordinary women

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nat

    This book arrived just as I had completed reading the previous collection with my little sister during the weekend;  Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls did just what it promised... meaning that she was put to sleep right away. I think the historical aspect wasn't quite there yet for my nine-year-old sister. Still, I was ecstatic to hear the news of this follow-up book to come out.  Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand new graphic design, a glossary and 100 incredi This book arrived just as I had completed reading the previous collection with my little sister during the weekend;  Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls did just what it promised... meaning that she was put to sleep right away. I think the historical aspect wasn't quite there yet for my nine-year-old sister. Still, I was ecstatic to hear the news of this follow-up book to come out.  Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand new graphic design, a glossary and 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists of our time. I liked, in particular, the inclusion of new, contemporary women in this edition, since I had just finished my reading of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah, and here we have her familiar face featured! But my main issue with Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2  stems from the fact that these summaries skip one too many significant details and it results in an inconsistent, half-hearted historical biography of these accomplished women. I also feel like the book reduces the women’s accomplishment a tad by making their hard work sound like a breeze. Like, with Lilian Bland building her own plane, they make it sound like she snapped her fingers and boom there’s a plane: “Lilian read everything she could find by the Wright brothers and other famous aviators about how to build a plane. She succeeded in building a flyable biplane—an aircraft with two pairs of wings—then went on to build a full-scale glider, just like the one her boyfriend hadn’t let her fly.” Putting my hindrances aside, I'd still like to share some of my favorite stories of these extraordinary women: JOHANNA NORDBLAD ICE DIVER This mentioned a film “made about one of her incredible dives,” and I was utterly hypnotized watching it. I had to replay the video over and over simply to wrap my mind around the scope and expansiveness of Nordblad's chilling actions. “It shows a solitary figure dragging a sled to the middle of a frozen lake, leaving a trail of footprints behind her in the snow. She cuts a triangle into the ice with a saw and sits on the edge. Taking a deep breath, she slips into the black water. A different universe unfolds around her: silver and deep blue-black, silent and beautiful. She swims along like a mermaid, at peace with the world.” J.K. ROWLING WRITER BRENDA MILNER NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST VIVIAN MAIER PHOTOGRAPHER I can't stop staring at this utterly haunting painting. SKY BROWN SKATEBOARDER This nine-year-old skater is an inspiration. I am, however, eternally perplexed at their notion of including a Nazi-born girl in this collection, because we should, of course, applaud a fish for swimming, instead of shining light on the many brave Jewish women to survive and oppose the terrors of the Holocaust... Note: I’m an Amazon Affiliate. If you’re interested in buying  Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 , just click on the image below to go through my link. I’ll make a small commission! Support creators you love. Buy a Coffee for nat (bookspoils) with Ko-fi.com/bookspoils This review and more can be found on my blog.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mariah Roze

    This is a great book that has many stories! I learned a ton and hope to buy this book someday for my daughter. "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. This book inspires girls with the stories of great women."

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kate TerHaar

    I purchased this book for my 7-year-old granddaughter. Her favorite book is Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls as well as the "I Am" series by Brad Meltzer with her all-time favorite being Rosa Parks. We couldn't wait for volume 2 to be published. I backed both these volumes on Kickstarted and I am so happy I did. The one-page stories are just right for maintaining interest and the 100 extraordinary and diverse women highlighted range from present day heroes -to long ago inspiring women. I love I purchased this book for my 7-year-old granddaughter. Her favorite book is Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls as well as the "I Am" series by Brad Meltzer with her all-time favorite being Rosa Parks. We couldn't wait for volume 2 to be published. I backed both these volumes on Kickstarted and I am so happy I did. The one-page stories are just right for maintaining interest and the 100 extraordinary and diverse women highlighted range from present day heroes -to long ago inspiring women. I love that she is learning about real women that have changed the world and not fairy tales of women that don't exist.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Trish

    This is a terrific two-book series. I am even more impressed with the second book than I was with the first. This so completely encompasses the non-white majority in the world, I started to wonder if the first one was mostly white Europeans and Americans. But it wasn't. The books are composed of completely engrossing personal profiles of interesting women who managed, despite dysfunction in their society or families, managed to make something of their dreams. It is written as though for girls, b This is a terrific two-book series. I am even more impressed with the second book than I was with the first. This so completely encompasses the non-white majority in the world, I started to wonder if the first one was mostly white Europeans and Americans. But it wasn't. The books are composed of completely engrossing personal profiles of interesting women who managed, despite dysfunction in their society or families, managed to make something of their dreams. It is written as though for girls, but anyone over the age of ten would find something entrancing in here. It's so powerful and enabling.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Katherine

    Incredible read. I enjoyed reading about these courageous and strong women who didn't back down to do right. Their dauntless attitude impacted many more lives. They found that the raising their voices against various injustices will help others to overcome their own fear of keeping quiet. Fight for what's right, for your freedom and for your life. Be Rebellious. Truly an amazing book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    The concept is the same one of the first volume and I just love them both. The authors really did an amazing job and every illustration is truly breathtaking. It's a really nice book to read even if you aren't a child anymore or don't have children yourself. I find this kind of books really interesting to read because they're able to give you a glimpse of someone else's life in just one or two pages. And of course the aim of the book is a very important one: telling girls (and boys) awe-inspiring The concept is the same one of the first volume and I just love them both. The authors really did an amazing job and every illustration is truly breathtaking. It's a really nice book to read even if you aren't a child anymore or don't have children yourself. I find this kind of books really interesting to read because they're able to give you a glimpse of someone else's life in just one or two pages. And of course the aim of the book is a very important one: telling girls (and boys) awe-inspiring stories about the empowerment of some very extraordinary women.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kristina

    A motivational girl bible

  8. 4 out of 5

    J & J

    4.5 I'm ashamed that I've never heard of most of the women highlighted in this book. I'm glad to see this in print.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sandra BASIC

    Wonderful, like the first one. Great illustrations again. “DON’T FOLLOW THE PATH. GO WHERE THERE IS NO PATH AND BEGIN THE TRAIL.” – RUBY NELL BRIDGES

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kolumbina

    Wow! What a great book. Five huge stars, would give more if I could. I loved it even more than the first one. So many interesting women, extraordinary, very special and unique in their own way. Started with Agatha Christie, Angela Merker, Beatrice Vio, Sonia Sotomeyer, Steffi Graff, Sophia Loren, Rosalind Franklin, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and many more, 100 all together. Really very special. Of course as in the first book, there is a little story and an excellent portrait of each of the great wom Wow! What a great book. Five huge stars, would give more if I could. I loved it even more than the first one. So many interesting women, extraordinary, very special and unique in their own way. Started with Agatha Christie, Angela Merker, Beatrice Vio, Sonia Sotomeyer, Steffi Graff, Sophia Loren, Rosalind Franklin, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and many more, 100 all together. Really very special. Of course as in the first book, there is a little story and an excellent portrait of each of the great woman. Love the portrait of that pirate woman, Anne Bonny. But they are all really great and full of characters. Recommend it to everyone, not only for the young ones. Excellent!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Vickie

    Gorgeous art and a fantastic collection of stories about women—I love that I’d never heard of about 3/4 of the women featured!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Quinn Aubert

    My favorite girl is Sara Seager, she's an Astrophysicist. She has a poster in the front of her office it looks like Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine from Star Wars.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Marie the Librarian

    I really like this and the illustrations.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sheila

    I am very proud to have been a Kickstarter campaign supporter for this second volume of the amazing Rebel Girls series. This volume is wonderful like the first, with great biographies of incredible women from around the world. I hope they continue to make many more volumes of this book. My daughter loves these bios.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ifigenia

    Funny enough that i have enjoyed of this book more than the first part because it was the original version (I read the first one in Spanish and the translation was appalling). Again, as in the first book there were very short and summing up stories for children regarding women. It is a good inspiration and this is good in the case that you want to dig more information about this characters. When i was a teenager, my Chemistry teacher told me that I should consider to study Chemistry at the Unive Funny enough that i have enjoyed of this book more than the first part because it was the original version (I read the first one in Spanish and the translation was appalling). Again, as in the first book there were very short and summing up stories for children regarding women. It is a good inspiration and this is good in the case that you want to dig more information about this characters. When i was a teenager, my Chemistry teacher told me that I should consider to study Chemistry at the University. I remembered that I told him, in all the history of Chemistry that you taught, usually at the beginning of the lessons, there were not any women in Chemistry (pardon my ignorance, I was just 15), and to be honest, at that moment I just wanted to blend and not to be the weird one. As he knew that I loved reading, he lent me a book. That book was a biography about Marie Curie. That book changed my mind and my perception that i could pursue a career in Sciences, that was how important was for me to have a role model. At the University, during a class of Genetics, my teacher was the first in letting me know that the discovering of the DNA would not have been possible without Rosalind Franklin. This was not as shocking or relevant in my life as Marie Curie, but showed me how many women in Science had been ignored and undermined, no that there were not women in Science, just that those women had been hidden and silenced. Should I say that those two teachers were men? Eventually I did not pursue a career in Chemistry, but those teachers shaped me and inspired me to be the woman I am right now. Without that knowledge, my life would have been duller than it is now.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mary Catherine Pace

    I read this delightful book to my granddaughters during my annual visit last year. They asked for these stories every night, until we had finished the whole book. We continued our nightly ritual, as they wanted to hear their favorite stories again and again. They were eight and ten years old, and biracial Canadians, who are just comprehending the racism they sometimes encounter. This old, white grandmother who adores her granddaughters and can’t imagine anyone doesn’t delight in them as I do tri I read this delightful book to my granddaughters during my annual visit last year. They asked for these stories every night, until we had finished the whole book. We continued our nightly ritual, as they wanted to hear their favorite stories again and again. They were eight and ten years old, and biracial Canadians, who are just comprehending the racism they sometimes encounter. This old, white grandmother who adores her granddaughters and can’t imagine anyone doesn’t delight in them as I do tried very hard to not to cry when the younger one replied to her elder sister’s challenge, “Why do you want to hear about Michelle Obama every night?” saying “Because she is a brown girl, like me!” These are, indeed, stories for fierce rebel girls. They are about brave women and girls who are or were pioneers and leaders. But these stories can reach out to all little girls who need to see that some famous people look like them and feel as they do. And they can teach grandmothers like me just how important that really is.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    Another brilliant collection of inspirational women across a range of disciplines. Along with the first book this should have a place in every home. My only criticism is that the book is somewhat USA heavy in it's choices which leaves the rest of the world somewhat under represented in my opinion, maybe this will be rectified in GNSFRG3? ;)

  18. 4 out of 5

    Liselotte

    I was really excited when I received this book as a gift from my boyfriend. I really love this trend of women history books for children, and own pretty much all of them! At first I got annoyed with this book because of it's usage of the term "Holland" when they are actually talking about the Netherlands, I mean, if you can use the term meningitis and talk about quantum physics, you can use the Netherlands instead of Holland, but that's just my pet peeve. My main issue with the first one, was tha I was really excited when I received this book as a gift from my boyfriend. I really love this trend of women history books for children, and own pretty much all of them! At first I got annoyed with this book because of it's usage of the term "Holland" when they are actually talking about the Netherlands, I mean, if you can use the term meningitis and talk about quantum physics, you can use the Netherlands instead of Holland, but that's just my pet peeve. My main issue with the first one, was that it was very white based, but I dismissed that as being the first book and the second one would be a great way to "redeem" itself by including more POC. Unfortunately, this isn't the case. The book has 100 stories about women, of which 60 are about white women. Yes, there are a lot of white women who did great things, but if you cater toward ALL people, you should include ALL people, especially because some of these European women were unnecessary and there are tons of POC that could've been included instead. There are enough books about white women doing great things, but there are tons of women of colour who were amazing as well that don't get talked about enough! I'm happy books like this exist, I really am, but please, try adding some WOC because guess what, white people aren't the only people who did great things! If you want to read a book like this that IS inclusive, I recommend you getting Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath, it goes more in depth and includes a lot more amazing women!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lou

    A beautiful and inspirational book ideal for children and adults alike. The short limited information on each of these amazing women mean that children wouldn't lose interest in long winded descriptions and the basic details are provided only. For an adult, if you feel you would like to learn more about certain of these incredible women then I am sure there are books about each one or places online to find extra information to feed your curiosity, that is certainly what I intend to do! Another gr A beautiful and inspirational book ideal for children and adults alike. The short limited information on each of these amazing women mean that children wouldn't lose interest in long winded descriptions and the basic details are provided only. For an adult, if you feel you would like to learn more about certain of these incredible women then I am sure there are books about each one or places online to find extra information to feed your curiosity, that is certainly what I intend to do! Another great aspect of the book is the artwork - the drawings of each of the women are colourful and add to the appeal. I feel these stories are excellent to read to your child from an early age especially, illustrating exactly what a person can do in life if they so choose - an important message to instill in kids from when they are young. With all of the negative stuff floating around permanently now this book adds to the wave of positivity that is needed to counteract the mounting negativity today. I do hope that there are further additions to this wonderful series as there are certainly many more hugely inspiring women that deserve a page of their own in a book like this. Until then there are plenty of other similar reads to this out there about marvellous men and women so I shall continue reading this subject from some of those. I urge those interested in stories of unsung heroes and those with children to give this a go, if you don't feel warm and fuzzy at the end of it I would be very surprised!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Magen

    I wanted to love this one so much, especially since I loved the first, but there were a few differences that dropped this a star from me. The authors' note that many of these are stories collected from readers and it definitely feels that way. The problem is that some of these stories lacked purpose. For example, there was a story of a volcanologist who wanted to ride a boat down a lava flow and who put her team too close to an explosion and everyone day. I didn't find that inspiring at all and I wanted to love this one so much, especially since I loved the first, but there were a few differences that dropped this a star from me. The authors' note that many of these are stories collected from readers and it definitely feels that way. The problem is that some of these stories lacked purpose. For example, there was a story of a volcanologist who wanted to ride a boat down a lava flow and who put her team too close to an explosion and everyone day. I didn't find that inspiring at all and didn't understand why it was included. There were a lot more inclusions of who the woman married and what influence the husband had, which was very disappointing. In addition, a lot of the stories felt repetitive. For example, there were two women astronauts that went into space to study the human body, but apparently not at the same time since they weren't lumped into one story like in other cases, such as The Bronte Sisters and Serena and Venus Williams. Lastly, this is probably only applies to the audiobook, but these women were listed in alphabetical order by first name and there were many similar overlaps, sometimes causing confusion as to whether the story was now a different woman or not. I still think this is an important series and I still think everyone should read it; I just caution readers to not go in expecting the same level of inspirational tales from this book as the first book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Melanie Brinkman

    Women rock! Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls is the second book of the Rebel Girls books. It shares profiles of badass women from all walks of life and jobs. It's also full illustrations and beautiful pictures. It's powerful, enabling, and inspirational! This was the perfect read for International Women's Day, but honestly I just wanted to savor it I think next time around reading this I will read one each night. My one complaint might be that it doesn't give a lot of details. it's all right thoug Women rock! Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls is the second book of the Rebel Girls books. It shares profiles of badass women from all walks of life and jobs. It's also full illustrations and beautiful pictures. It's powerful, enabling, and inspirational! This was the perfect read for International Women's Day, but honestly I just wanted to savor it I think next time around reading this I will read one each night. My one complaint might be that it doesn't give a lot of details. it's all right though because honestly it just inspired me to do more research on all these amazing women. My favorites were JK Rowling, Agatha Christie, Beatrix Potter, and so many more. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is the perfect reminder for every line that women are badasses!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jadespringymandarin

    I am gutted at the fact that the first book was fabulous whereas this book only contained roughly two people we wanted to read about. There was just more variety in the first book containing many wonderful stories including Ada Lovelace and Michelle Obama. This second book just lacked a sense of joy/excitement as well as contrasting backgrounds.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Grace W

    The trouble with these books is that, in an effort to make the stories short and simple, they gut a lot of the most interesting and important things about the women in question. It’s a perfectly ok primer but on the whole I wish they had limited the amount of women to better focus on said women.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sarah - All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

    I still find the title problematic (if we want to normalize these successes for women, we can't call the daughters we want to emulate them 'rebels'). But there are so many amazing women in these pages, I hope they continue the series.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sanja_Sanjalica

    Wonderful and inspirational.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mila Caron

    I think this one is better than the first, and I'm looking forward to the time I will be able to pass it own to my nieces.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sophie Crane

    This is a continuation of the same winning formula of full page illustration plus accessible short biography showcasing notable women from around the world and through most of human history. It rectifies some of the most obvious omissions from the original by telling the stories of modern success stories like JK Rowling, Madonna, Beyonce, Ellen, Oprah and Angela Merkel. It introduces a wide range of women that you may not have heard about before, such as Temple Grandin (the professor/livestock e This is a continuation of the same winning formula of full page illustration plus accessible short biography showcasing notable women from around the world and through most of human history. It rectifies some of the most obvious omissions from the original by telling the stories of modern success stories like JK Rowling, Madonna, Beyonce, Ellen, Oprah and Angela Merkel. It introduces a wide range of women that you may not have heard about before, such as Temple Grandin (the professor/livestock engineer with autism), as well as many women who are already well known, from Nefertiti and Mata Hari to Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Mary Seacole, Rosalind Franklin, and Steffi Graf.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Robin Stevens

    A beautiful collection of stories about inspirational women and girls. (4+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thank you!*

  29. 4 out of 5

    ⋟Kimari⋞

    I much preferred Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, and would recommend it to young readers instead of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. You might also enjoy: Nonfiction ✱ Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World ✱ Hidden Figures: Picture Book ✱ Hidden Figures: Young Readers Edition ✱ The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science ✱ Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color ✱ Rejected Princesses ✱ The Sense of Wonder ✱ Nobel P I much preferred Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, and would recommend it to young readers instead of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. You might also enjoy: Nonfiction ✱ Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World ✱ Hidden Figures: Picture Book ✱ Hidden Figures: Young Readers Edition ✱ The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science ✱ Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color ✱ Rejected Princesses ✱ The Sense of Wonder ✱ Nobel Prize Women in Science Fiction ✱ The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage ✱ The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency series ✱ Remarkable Creatures (about Mary Anning) ✱ "The Science of Herself" from The Science of Herself (also about Mary Anning)

  30. 5 out of 5

    Isla

    It was awesome!

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