Sunday, March 12, 2017

Women's History Month Celebrates with Rebel Girls

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I heard about an interesting book the other day. It is called Rebel Girls, and it is an awesome book with 100 bedtime(or anytime) stories about incredible women of the past and present and their amazing stories and achievements. This book was created by two entrepreneurial women Elena Favilli and Francesca Caballo founders of Timbuktu Magazine for kids. These 2 ladies are making some significant changes and contributions to educating and building playgrounds globally. 

Elena and Francesca and many other women feel that many children’s books that are written for girls are about being a princess (or something like that) and that is great. However, some girls are interested in other topics like science, art, poetry, and traveling the world. Thankfully, these women realized this and created a book full of women achieving their goals despite the obstacles they faced. It was illustrated by 60 artists from around the world and enriched with beautiful photos and art that help tell history, no Herstory.
In my opinion, this book is a good way to celebrate Women’s History Month. Buy a paper copy, E-book, or check it out from your local library if available. Girls (and boys) need more heroes to look up to and encouragement to achieve their dreams. 

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai (youngest ever Nobel Prize Laureate).


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