I think that Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls does not need a formal presentation, since it has focused a lot of attention: it is the outcome of a successful crowdfunding campaign both on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, it obtained great praises and critiques.
Because of its characteristics (the reasons it was written, the contents, the specific choice of the title) I think it’s a book that is either loved or hated; it’s difficult to judge it only for its content, because it is also about meaning and intent.
I liked it (and I’ve already buy it as present): it’s not flawless, maybe I would not have chosen the same 100 women or I would have written something different about some of them, but it needs to be praised for the good idea and realization.
The stories are sorted alphabetically by name, and all women are also portrayed in an illustration; the images, made by women illustrator around the world, are beautiful, and I think they fit the style of the woman described.
The title is provocative, but the book is suited for everybody: for children because it teaches that everyone can do great things, and for adults because it helps learning something new about people and foreign cultures and societies.
* Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo ★★★★★
*I read this book in italian