Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo – Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women

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As part of my quest to learn more about gender equality, I just had to purchase this book.

The title is self explanatory. There are 100 page long bios about famous women with an illustration of the said person. The range here is fantastic, from pirates, authors, astronauts and a lot of them are slightly obscure so I was glad that I only knew about 15 of the famous people depicted here. The bios go into detail but the overall tone is light and readable.

The book does stress that the majority of these women had to struggle in order to reach their dream but it also proves that if one acts strong one will achieve. Considering we are living in an age where gender equality is still mocked, I think this is an important book, especially if there are people who think that feminism is a ‘stupid’ term as it could easily change their minds.

 

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