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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World

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4.25  ·  Rating details ·  1,189 ratings  ·  303 reviews

The third installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 13th 2020 by Rebel Girls
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Literary Redhead
Another terrific edition in the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, this time focusing on 100 immigrant women and their global achievements.

You’ll meet a female spy, artists, physicians, archers, scientists, acrobats, actresses, chefs, and many more.

As a child, I loved reading mini bios and wish the Rebel Girls’ books had been available then.

I dare anyone to read this splendid collection and not come away inspired to pursue your most cherished dreams. The colorful illustrations are gorge
Hsinju Chen
The title of this book is pretty self-explanatory: 100 stories about 100 awesome immigrant women. I love that each portrait of the women was done by a different woman-identifying artist (100 portraits and 70 artists). These stories are important ones, but having one page of text for a person’s life story is never enough. The intention is to spark interest in young readers and hopefully they’d read up more about these immigrant women. There were times where the story progression didn’t feel smoot ...more
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book belongs to the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, but the concept here is a bit different. This volume focuses on immigrant women, who for some reason or another left their birth country and moved elsewhere. Some did it out of necessity, others just because they were looking for new opportunities. The women included in the book are from all over the world and have very differen
Lou (nonfiction fiend)
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Despite the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series being targeted towards youngsters, I found myself as a thirty-something loving every second of this inspirational book and have read each one as well as purchasing several copies for friends and family — both children and adults — and they are always well received. I feel this particular book is especially important due to the division this country is experiencing based on people's views of immigrants; some people need to be reminded just how ...more
Camila Quezada

Thanks to Netgalley for sending me an advanced copy of this book, which to be honest I was really looking forward to reading.

I had already read the first two books of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls and I loved them and this was no exception, I even think I liked it much more than the others.

In this we learn the story of a hundred immigrant women who in their own way contributed to society and the world to make it a better place.

But apart from the achievements these women had, we also see h
May 21, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: advance-copy
When Favilli and Cavallo's Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls first became a hit a couple of years ago, I thought the idea very endearing, and made a note to check them out properly after flipping through one in a book shop. When this new installment in the series, focused on immigrant women past and present, became available as an instant download, I jumped at the opportunity.

This is the first book that Cavallo did not contribute to, it is solely Favilli's work. The one hundred women included a
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a very interesting and informative book about 100 immigrant women from the past to the present and from many different countries. Some were well known, but many were not. Some were successful in their homeland and then moved, while others made a name for themselves in their new country and didn’t let their immigrants status hold them back from achieving their dreams.

These amazing women had success in many different fields such as neuroscientist, activist, bowler, poet, designer, politi
Sophie Crane
Feb 16, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: women-in-h-f, history
Once again, this series didn't disappoint!

Beautiful illustrations. Great choices in who to feature (I loved that a couple from my neck or the woods were included too). And a diverse range of careers - neuroscientists to ballerinas with activists and authors in between!
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I was invited to review an early copy of the third instalment of the bestselling Good Night Stories series. This time the stories and illustrations concentrate on women who emigrated from their country of birth. Among those 100 women are very well known names such as Rihanna or Madeleine Albright.

Personally, I enjoyed the stories of less well-known-to-me women like Lupe Gonzalo (Migrant Farmer and Labour Organiser from Guatemala), or football referee Jawahir Jewels Roble (from Somalia) far more
B | crumbledpages
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
This book was amazing! It was so much fun to know about so many heroic women. These women are an inspiration to everyone in their own ways. The illustrations are stunning too!
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley-arc
Thank you to NetGalley for my electronic ARC in exchange for my honest review. This book will be published October 13, 2020.

This is the third book in the series. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women was published in 2016 and volume 2 in 2018. This latest book focuses on rebel girls who are immigrants.

I thought this was such a great idea - empowering young girls via bedtime stories to pursue their dreams despite all odds. I’m unclear what age group is targeted her
Gayathiri Rajendran
Many thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an advance reader's copy in exchange for an honest review.

This installment of Rebel Girls follows the stories of 100 women who have achieved greatness in their respective fields and are immigrants. A few stories are more familiar than the others and we also get to read about lesser known brave and compassionate women.

All these women have made significant impact in the world. The stories are pretty short and children can read this book and get to kn
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is the third instalment in the bestselling "Good Night Stories" series and it focuses on 100 great women who emigrated from their birth country to another one. I think this one is a very informative and interesting book.
I enjoyed every single story and I'm so happy to had the opportunity to found out more about women I already know and others I completely discovered thanks to this book.
This is
Natasja | natasjalovesbooks
My e-arc lacked the illustrations, which I think are a large part of the Rebel Girl series, so I've decided not to rate this book. I do want to say that I thought it was pretty good despite the missing art. I haven't read the previous books, so I don't know how it compares, but I thought it covered some interesting women, only a handful of which I knew beforehand. I think the idea behind the series is a truly wonderful one, and I'm really pleased that the series has proved to be successful. My m ...more
Jee Hooked On Bookz
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m a proud owner of the first two Rebel Girls, both of which I’ve been reading to my girl; and I just recently bought this too!

Sticking true to their style - short snippets of each the brilliant women accompanied by vibrant and gorgeous illustrations.

I’m in awe of their stories. They don’t let their circumstances deter them from achieving their dreams and this one focused on immigrant women would make such an inspiring collection to all girls and even young women, who feel that they don’t belon
Noran Ali Youssef
May 14, 2022 rated it did not like it
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Elaine Howlin
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, arc
I love everything that Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls create! The books are fabulous as is their podcast and this book is no different. 100 inspirational women from all over the world who have immigrated at some point during their lives for various reasons are showcased wonderfully here. From different points in time, careers, and cultures these women are sure to inspire and become a heroine for a rebel girl. Each woman is uniquely illustrated by female illustrators from around the world and ...more
Don't you live whe 🌟women💫? because I do!
English and Spanish review.

I read the first book of this collection of women stories and I loved it. When I saw this on netgalley I ask for it right away because these types of books gives you such a powerful message. This one in particular tells you about strong inmigrants women from all over the world; no matter their ethnicity, religion, age, race. They are from all times periods, all professions and as I said I, do think this can bring a powerful mes
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Jul 15, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: zz-2020-rev-wir
It is very difficult to review a book that you can barely read due to formatting issues with the copy and a total lack of the illustrations that enticed me into wanting to read this book. (They promised "gorgeous, full-page, full-colour portraits, illustrated by female artists from all over the globe".

And I question women like Anna Wintour being an "immigrant" when she was an upper-class white English woman who came to America for a specific job.

Unless I can get a better copy to read and review
Eule Luftschloss
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Once upon a time, there was a girl who had a dream. Thus start the 100 Good Night Stories, because every woman has been a girl at some time, as everyone starts out being a child, and thus the target audience can relate best to the short biographies presented of different people.

There is one thing all of these women have in common: They all immigrated at one point in their life, before or while doing different g
Oct 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
This was so informative and I think that it's very important for young girls to read. I learned a lot from this and I think that 7-9-year-old girls would love this. The only issue I had with the book Is I felt like I wanted more information on each of the women in this collection, but I think that was just me not being in the target demographic. ...more
Jul 19, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, netgalley
It's difficult to write a review of this book because I have mixed feelings, in my head is happening a conversation like this:

I: the book is cute.
B: guess so.
I: The women are inspirational and the illustrations were made by artists from all over the world. The artwork is so well done; I want this in hardback. And don't forget it talks about migration.
B: …
I: And you can include some biographies in your classes…
B: B-but I had trouble with the privileged women portrayed in the book.
I: Yes, bu
Ellen-Arwen Tristram
I haven't read the other books in this series but I can't pretend I'm not disappointed I'm afraid... I know this is aimed at children but I found it hard to stay engaged so I don't know how children will have managed! This one is specifically covering immigrant women who changed the world, and I only knew about a dozen. It would be interesting to read one of the original ones (where Elena Favill also had a co-author) where I might have known more of the people. I'm glad to be taught about famous ...more
Sep 14, 2020 added it
Sharing the stories of 100 immigrant women “who have changed the world”, this latest addition to the 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls' series has all the elements young readers and parents love about the previous two bestselling books.

Unlike 'Good Night Stories' #1 and #2 which were co-written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, this one is authored solely by Elena Favilli. However, like the other books, each of the 100 entries is illustrated by a different artist, so you also get the ch
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This collection of short stories explores the real lives of one hundred women who have immigrated to countries all over the world. Each one-page biography notes the country of origin, the country the woman resided in after immigrating, an illustration depicting the featured woman and often a quote. Although short, each biography explains how each person has found success in the career she is passionate about. Included are a mix of historical figures like Rose Fortune, who was Canada's first fema ...more
Following in the tradition of the other "Good Night Stories" this focuses on the contributions that Immigrant Women have made to their adoptive countries.
As always the tales are accompanied by the most spectacular of illustrations to be seen in children's mixed biography books.
Of particular note is the combination of lesser known and more widely known women, and the wide range of contributions these women made.

I found the text explaining where the women were from and where they migrated to, to
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Inspiring women from all over the globe, who changed the way the world thinks and feels. You might already be familiar with Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, the book that started a global phenomenon of pieces of literature devoted to empowering young girls with stories of women who changed the world.

In this edition, Rebel Girls come back with the lives of 100 immigrant women and their achievements. A hundred new stories, some of them more known than others, of 100 very intelligent, courageous,
Sukaina Majeed
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The book not only covers the immigration of women to United States but women who left a life of luxury to serve the people of another continent or another country. They are one page stories told in brisk and precise achievements of the women. The women who rebelled were not "bad women" as often associate rebel=bad but women who wanted to empower other women, empower themselves and bring a change in the way the society looks at women. This big book is a wonderful gift or a buy for small children ...more
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 out of 5 💪Girl Power International

Another tome of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls shows 100 portraits of female immigrants that made their impact on the world. I liked the variety of representation that doesn't focus on the United States and the UK. On the same note, the book shows women from both the past and the ones currently living, both young and old with all skin colors and background history.
Each person is represented with a brief description, their immigration route, and a beautiful
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#100ImmigrantWomen #NetGalley
I got the e-arc through Netgalley for an honest review. Yes, it is my first Rebel Girls book, and I would do my best to read the other series's other books.
There were a couple of women in the book that I knew about them. The book is very informative; it takes different women from different eras worldwide and showcases different ethnicities, nationalities, and religions.
The 100 immigrant women and many more did, do, and will continue doing more for a better future f
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Elena Favilli is the Founder and CEO of Timbuktu Labs, along with Francesca Cavallo. They work at the intersections of publishing, design, and technology.

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