We have nothing against princesses or your typical story time characters, but this new bedtime book-to-be is about to mix up your sleepy time routine in the best way possible. Designed to introduce young readers to the lives and adventures of 100 extraordinary women, the book’s Kickstarter campaign has sparked so much interest that it has already been fully funded with almost a month still left! With role models such as the Bronte Sisters and Serena Williams, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls looks so amazing, we’re going to steal it for our bedside table after our tots have headed off to dreamland with female role models dancing in their heads.
There’s just an amazing amount of awesomeness to look forward to when Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls ships (scheduled for November). The lives of the 100 women chosen (including royalty like Queen Elizabeth, artistic legends like Frida Kahlo, and cooking pioneers like Julia Child) get summarized into mini biographies that feel like bedtime tales. The one page length is totally doable before bedtime, and whether your kids can read or not, they can study each of the stylized portraits of the featured women via illustrations by 100 female artists from around the world.
The stories of these amazing, unconventional, and inspiring women may be written like fairytales, but we love how they offer real and relatable lives to encourage our little ones to dream big and challenge the status quo. One of the best parts about being a parent is getting to introduce your kids to your role models and inspirations. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is an approachable and fun way to indoctrinate them about the power of women early on instead of waiting until they are assigned Wuthering Heights in high school English class. These 100 women have contributed to making your life and the lives of those around us richer. Isn’t it time they get their due in such a beautiful and meaningful way? Kickstarter benefits include an exclusive coloring book, the opportunity to add the name of the little lady in your life into the book’s Hall of Fame, and a lesson plan for overcoming gender stereotypes in the classroom.
via Cool Mom Picks