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Rebel Girls

Updated: Dec 27, 2020

Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women

Aly Raisman | Angela Merkel | Ann Richards | Coleoptera | Elizabeth I | Eufrosina Cruz | Giusi Nicolini | Harriet Tubman | Jacinda Ardern | Kamala Harris | Lady Gaga | Leymah Gbowee | Malala Yousafzai | Mary Barra | Melinda Gates | Michelle Obama | Oprah Winfrey | Pat Summitt | Rigoberta Menchú Tum | Ruth Bader Ginsberg | Sonia Sotomayor | Stacey Abrams | Tammy Duckworth | Wilma Mankiller | Xiye Bastida

These are the inspirational women who fill the pages of this new mini Rebel Girls edition, Rebel Girls Lead - a glorious, beautiful book that showcases, celebrates and honours beloved female leaders from around the world.

'Gloriously inspiring, this is another stellar collection of incredibly influential female leaders from Rebel Girls'

Rebel Girls have collected 25 empowering stories from their first three volumes of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls to encourage their young readers that like the women in this book, YOU to can be a leader.

Know these women’s names. Know their stories and the challenges they faced to make our world a better place. Share their hopes and their dreams. Believe in them as much as you believe in yourself. Be curious. Be brave. Be a leader. Be a rebel girl!

Madam C. J. Walker Builds a Business

From the wonderful world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the inspirational tale of Madam C.J. Walker - America’s first female self-made millionaire.

Rooted in fact, the life of Sarah Breedlove (aka Madam C. J. Walker), from childhood as an orphan to a penniless washerwoman to a business empress in the hair care industry, is beautifully relayed throughout the pages of this inspiring chapter book. Gently touching on issues regarding racism, slavery, women in business and achieving your dreams, Sarah's story is one of liberation, empowerment and self acceptance.

Rich in detail, with charming illustrations showcasing Sarah's life throughout, this captivating narrative will have both rebel girls and boys feeling impressed and inspired.

Feauturing a fascinating afterword on Madam C.J. Walker’s lasting legacy, as well as fun activities on entrepreneurship, I applaud Rebel Girls for creating these in-depth chapter book spin offs, which I have no doubt will inspire the next generation of pioneers, champions, warriors, leaders and creators.

Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

Another inspiring rebel girls tale, this time about the exciting adventures of Ada Lovelace: one of the world’s first computer programmers.

Buzzing with curiosity and creativity from a young age, Ada dreams of cogs and coding, maths and machines, and goes on to use her passion to unlock a future full of possibilities and wonder. When she one day encounters a mysterious machine, designed and constructed by the renowned inventor, Charles Babbage, Ada is swept up into the mechanical world and goes on to write one the first scientific articles about computer programming - one that will eventually inspire the digital age nearly two hundred years later.

A pioneer in the computer sciences, Ada defied the societal norms of her generation and became an invaluable testament to women's contributions to STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) throughout history.

Despite being a quick, satisfying read, Ada Lovelace: Cracks the Code is rich in detail and fact yet refreshingly fun. Children will relate to Ada's spirited childhood and find empowerment in her drive and passion.

With beautiful illustrations to break up the chapters and educational activities on coding and mathematical concepts, Ada Lovelace: Cracks the Code is another fantastic introduction into an unforgettable woman.

Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage

Back in the empowering world of Rebel Girls comes the incredibly moving story of Alicia Alonso - a world-renowned, visually impaired prima ballerina from Cuba.

From salsa to sevillanas, rumba to ballet, Alicia Alonso breathed new life and love into the meaning of dance. From the moment she slipped on her pointe shoes for the first time, to later dancing the lead role of Giselle and founding the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Alicia's story leaps and swirls from the page. Featuring beautiful and bold illustrations and movement-based activities, Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage is a powerful, hope-filled story of passion and perseverance, lovingly designed to encourage creativity and confidence through dance.

If you loved Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage check out Swan: The Life and Death of Anna Pavlova.

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