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Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women

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Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women celebrates the incredible and inspiring stories of 25 women leaders in politics, business, sports, activism, and more, all written in fairy tale form. It is part of the award-winning Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series.

Reach for new heights with Vice President Kamala Harris. Organize voter registration with Stacey Abrams.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published January 26th 2021 by Rebel Girls
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Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
What do Lady Gaga, Harriet Tubman and Cleopatra all have in common? They're rebels!

I'm absolutely in love with the concept of the Rebel Girls series. I have gifted the "Good Night Stories" many times, but I'm a bit embarrassed to say this is the first I've sat down and read one myself. The "Rebel Girls Lead" installment is sort of greatest hits bonus collection, as it contains 14 previously-published stories plus 11 brand new ones. Written in fairytale style, middle grade readers will learn abou
Jan 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Rebel Girls Lead is a small but solid volume in the growing "Rebel Girls" stable of biographies and stories of female empowerment, released to coincide with the inauguration of Kamala Harris as Vice President of the USA. This book focuses particularly on women who have assumed leadership roles, and over half of the biographies are repetitions from earlier books, including Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2.
Each of the pag
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful book for young children to learn about the accomplishments of diverse women such as Kamala Harris, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lady Gaga, Aly Raisman, Malala Yousafzai, Pat Summitt, and Leymah Gbowee, to name a few. These dynamic women became leaders in many different ways and never gave up; some even risked their lives for their beliefs. The women’s short biographies were accompanied by beautiful illustrations and one of their many inspirational quotes.

I think young children will
Resh (The Book Satchel)
An inspirational book for young girls.
- Excellent illustrations
- Inspiring read-ups on Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lady Gaga, Malala Yousafzai, Kamala Harriss etc.

Some things that I kept thinking about:
- This isn't really Rebel Girls Lead but more of American Rebel Girls lead. There are hardly any girls from other places. Malala represents the whole of Asia! This is published in US and aiming American readers probably, with a very narrow lens of inspirational women. But I kept thinking about it, especi
Dec 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-review, 5-stars
When will there ever be a Rebel Girls book for which I don't write the feedback as "fantastic"? Never!!!

I have read and loved the first three volumes of the Rebel Girls series and this special edition continues in the same format. The book informs little ones about 25 extraordinary leaders who had humble beginnings and worked hard to make their dreams come true. While some of the names are historical and some have been included in the earlier books, there are eleven noteworthy new names added in
Dec 26, 2020 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this! This is a simple nonfiction book for young girls that has little snippets about female leaders. I really love the art style in these and how diverse the women in these are. I will say, I'm not the intended audience so while I do think that these are important and informative I don't think ill ever look back on it or remember much about it. ...more
Jan 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women is another fantastic addition to what has grown from a series into a movement and mindset. In vibrant, eye-catching style the book lays out 25 inspirational stories of iconic women. The text is engaging and gives just enough information about the legends to bring them to life which the author hopes will start a fire burning inside of you knowing you can achieve great things just like these seasoned rebels and fostering a desire to perhaps pick up a bo ...more
Many thanks to Netgalley and Rebel Girls for my DRC of this book in exchange for an impartial review. This review was written voluntarily and all opinions herein are my own.

I have had a couple of Rebel Girls books on my TBR for a while now, and I was glad to see this one on Netgalley. I read it and really enjoyed it. It reminded me of books like She Represents by Caitlin Donohue and Nevertheless, She Wore It by Ann Shen.

As the title suggests, this book features 25 amazing women who have broken/
Feb 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
thanks to netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

"if you have a problem, you've got to solve it because that problem is going to get bigger in six months."
-mary barra

combining well-known public figures and other heroines that are less famous, this collection of stories about brave strong women recognizes the efforts they put into their battles and how their resilience and persistence helped them to get where they are. it's important that lit
Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
How I read this: Free ebook copy received through NetGalley

What I loved about Rebel Girls Lead:

1. These women in the book truly rock! They are inspiring and wonderful personalities. Every single one is introduced in one short page, but it's all the correct points and it reads great. Fast read too, kind of a coffee table book that way.

2. Beautiful illustrations! Every single one is done by a new artist and it brings a lot of freshness and color to the whole book.

3. At the end, you are encouraged
I've read several titles of the "Little People, Big Dreams" series and love how they explain in few worlds and wonderful illustrations the biographies of famous people that accomplished something in their life.
While the "Little People, Big Dreams" books are clearly aimed at elementary school or even kindergarden, I thaught the "Rebel Girls" books were written for a slightly older audience, like Middle Grade. There is even a quiz at the end to test what kind of leader you are and a 'Leadership Tr
Charlotte Jones
*Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This type of book is always an interesting thing to pick up every so often. They tend to introduce you to historical figures that you may not have otherwise heard of and prompts you to learn more about them on your own. This book concentrates on women in leadership, prompted by the election of Kamala Harris as vice president in 2020.

The artwork is all done by female artists from around the world and I appr
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
A fabulous contribution to this amazing series of books. . Short stories about inspiring girls who became inspiring women. A fabulous book to share with all the family, boys and girls, share the inspiration and power , brilliant books to teach and I just love the illustrations, makes them even more wonderful, fantastic

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Carmen (TheReadingTrashQueen)
A huge thanks to the publisher for reaching out to me with a free eARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!

The Rebel Girls books have been on my TBR ever since the first one got announced, but I have sadly never gotten to them yet. After reading this mini edition, I will have to make it my priority to read them all, because it's so incredibly inspiring!

Sure, reading this at 26 is also kind of depressing, especially when reading about girls younger than you, haha! But
Feb 02, 2021 rated it liked it
This is no different from the other Rebel Girl books in the way it is colorful, inspiring, and empowering, and even though I’m not exactly its target reader, I felt the message of the stories in this book deep in my heart and I wouldn’t hesitate to gift a copy of this to my young nieces. I liked that it tried its best to showcase women of different ages, ethnicities, nationalities, industries, and advocacy, and that the stories were written in simple language yet with great effect. All the accom ...more
The authors of this collection have taken some earlier stories from earlier Rebel Girls stories, and combined them to honor Kamala Harris being elected vice president of the United States. It is such a glass ceiling breaking moment that they felt that they had to come out with her story and put out stories of other leading rebel girls.

So many strong, amazing women from around the world are covered in this illustrated one page biographies that give you a taste of what makes them famous. With a mi
Danielle Russell
What do Aly Raisman, Harriet Tubman, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg all have in common? They are all among the powerful women included in this book!

I absolutely adored learning about the lives of powerful women featured in Rebel Girls Lead. Some of the women featured I had already heard of, but there were some new faces (for me) that I got to learn about. Each story tells the tale of a female leader, and is accompanied by a portrait of them, all drawn by women! Rebel Girls Lead is incredibly inclusive
Kiira | kikkereads
Rebel Girls Lead - 25 Tales of Powerful Women gives us 25 women leaders in fairy tale form. It is part of the award-winning Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series.

After reading some of the previous stories, I wanted to read more. It didn’t disappoint. I really enjoyed the fact that they managed to include Kamala Harris in this book too. She and other amazing women mentioned are making (/made) history. Such beautiful stories of resilience, bravery and willpower.

I can’t wait to read these to
Feb 13, 2021 rated it did not like it
I was a bit dumbfounded while reading this. It starts off well with Aly Raisman, Cleopatra, and Queen Elizabeth. Harriet Tubman and Leymah Gbowee show up a bit later with inspiring tales. But the vast majority of this book are liberal politicians and lawyers. I don't think there was even a thought about trying to hide the authors bias.

And I particularly "liked" how they mentioned that the Georgia gubernatorial race was lost because "her opponent made sure that lot of people (non-citizens?) weren
Sarah (readingfornow)
Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been interested in reading some of these books for a while, I was so excited to get a copy of this from NetGalley! This was a brilliant collection of some of the most inspiring women, complete with beautiful illustrations and a variety of women, from Lady Gaga to Kamala Harris. I will 100% be buying a physical copy of these collections in the future as I would love to read them to my own children one day.
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
— thanks to #netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an e-ARC of #rebelgirlslead in exchange for an honest review.

ah once again, the rebel girls books do not disappoint. enjoyed reading this. the art style and the writing are beautiful and simple, perfect for young children to read, enjoy and be educated! the selection of women here is great and their stories are satisfying to read and appreciate the art of.
Camila Quezada
Jan 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Y'all know im huge fan of this book series, and this one wasn't an exception, i enjoyed reading this, i think its a perfect read for young children to show them there are amazing women out there who were able to fulfill their dreams. To show them they can do it too even when the world tell them they can't. It's a read to enjoy and to be educated.
Alex N.
Jan 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
The inspiration for this book was truly historical, I love the Rebel girls collection and see some of my favorites Powerful women again in this compilation of 25 women that change the world was inspiring I'll be purchasing a copy for my niece who is a total rebel girl ♥
Megan Rivera
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book that talked about female leaders and many people who have made an impact in history. Such as Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, and many others. I highly recommend reading this book.
Dec 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another world class addition to the Rebel Girls books. Short stories about inspiring rebel girls who grew up to become rebel women, breaking glass ceilings.
This book gives a one page story about the 25 women who are leaders. Each story is paired with an illustration; these illustrations are by different female artists from all over the world. There are pages for readers to write their own stories and answer some questions.

I am not the target demographic but have been reading kids books for gift buying. I would definitely consider buying this for a young female reader. The stories are quite short, so I would hope this leads to wanting to know more a
Lin Reads Books
Jan 13, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2021
Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a free digital copy if this book in exchange for an honest review.

What I liked:

1.) THE ILLUSTRATIONS! Not gonna lie, this book has a beautiful lay-out, and I loved how every single one of the illustrations was made by a different artist.

2.) Stories were the right length. This book is intended for young audiences and it definitely reads that way. They manage to mostly hit the right points (although I found the story about Elizabeth I to be lacking a bi
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I am the “adopted” Auntie of several girls from age 9 to age 21, and blood Auntie to several more, and this book makes me glad to be standing alongside all of these Rebel Girls, helping to be one voice to help guide them (even if I don’t often think I’m that much of a rebel!).

This book focuses on 25 Rebel Leaders in a way that is easily understandable and accessible for even young girls. It’s obviously very simplistic for girls who are older, but from the ages of about 5-10, this book would be a
Rebel Girls has done it again! This new mini-collection of 25 female leaders is a wonderful addition to their collection. Thank you to #NetGalley and Rebel Girls for a review copy in return for my honest opinion.

Rebel Girls Lead came about because of the momentous 2020 election where Kamala Harris was elected as the first female vice president of the United States. Not only did they want to tell Kamala Harris's story, but the stories of other leaders that emerged in 2020, like Stacey Abrams and
EN - NetGalley provided me with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. (Reseña en Español más abajo).

It's incredible how Rebel Girls Lead gets the sweet yet "woke" tone in its narration style, but what struke me about this book was how universal it felt. We find mostly americans, but also asians, latinxs, even indigenous people who are not often seen, so that everyone is represented. It also mixes well known names and current leaders with pioneers of their countries and wo
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