No princesses. No fairy tales. No damsels in distress.
Just 100 bad ass women who have helped to pave the way for our little girls.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a collection of stories about 100 extraordinary, trailblazer women from all over the globe, all across history, who have had an immense impact on the world as we know it today. The stories are short, just a page each, but the message is so strong. Each story is written like a fairy tale, but you won’t find prince charming on any of these pages. Opposite each story is a fun illustration and a quote from the featured heroine. It’s such an incredible collection that is beautifully written and fun to read. The included satin bookmark adds a nice touch, making it easy to mark your place and pick right back up where you left off.
Albeit scary, the world we live in today is an exciting place for little girls to grow up in. Women are running for president. They’re coaching and officiating in the NFL. They’re dominating best seller lists and cleaning up at the awards shows in Hollywood. And they’re kicking ass while they do it. But we still have a long way to go.
To borrow a lyric from Rascal Flatts, if there’s one thing I hope for my daughter more than anything else, it’s this:
My wish for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to.
I don’t want the fact that she’s a girl to keep her from pursuing her dreams, whatever they may be. And while I plan on being a strong female role model for her, I know I can’t do it alone. One day she’ll go to school. She’ll watch TV. She’ll listen to the radio. She’ll be immersed in this crazy, scary, overwhelming world we live in. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my short stint as a parent, it’s that kids are observant – so observant – much more than we give them credit for.
So even though she’ll hear from me, everyday, that she can be anything she wants to be, it won’t hurt to have a little help along the way. If she sees other women doing things like running companies, dominating playing fields and being rock stars (heaven help me if she wants to be a rock star), she’ll be more likely to believe that she really can do whatever she sets her mind to. Because let’s face it, she’s not going to actually listen to me until she’s in her twenties anyway. And boy moms, don’t think your young boys can’t benefit from this book, too. Lord knows we need more good men in this world. And good men recognize that women can do everything they can do [maybe even a little bit better :-)].
If you have any book recommendations for us, please feel free to leave them in a comment below!