Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic
by Lilly Workneh, Jestine Ware, Diana Odero, Sonja Thomas, CaShawn Thompson (Foreword)
The Rebel Girls series is one that is easy to recommend. Each book is well put together and created to inspire girls to believe that anything is possible. Readers are offered the opportunity to appreciate the accomplishments of others who paved the way while they ponder their own paths.
This title does exactly what it promises. The stories of 100 Black girls are told. For each there is a beautiful illustration and a biographical sketch. These pages have stories about everyone from Angela Davis, (activist), to Aretha Franklin (singer), to Ava Duvernay (filmmaker), to Ida B Wells (journalist), to Joy Buolamwini (computer scientist), and so many more. Readers find the ways in which paths may have taken time to find. They may also read about injustices. For example pediatric neurosurgeon, Alexa Canady, was the victim of a teacher swapping her grades with those of a white student. Readers also find that she considered several fields before finding her calling.
This title belongs in school and home libraries so that it can be picked up and read anytime. Girls will benefit from spending time with this one. I guarantee it.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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