Rewriting history: the new books celebrating female dreamers and rebels

How Donald Trump, the Women’s March and social media have prompted a wave of books celebrating inspiring female role models

In 2016, Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo launched a crowdfunding campaign for an illustrated children’s book celebrating inspiring women from history. Cavallo, a playwright and Favilli, a journalist, had become frustrated with the lack of books and TV shows showing women in prominent positions. In an attempt to address this gender imbalance, they created Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: a collection of 100 bedtime stories about 100 brilliant women illustrated by 100 female artists.

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