Reading History

November 1, 2019
FROM LEFT: COLIN YOUNG-WOLFF; STEPHEN BLUE FOR TIME FOR KIDS (2)

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, a picture book published in 2016, featured the stories of 100 amazing women. Now it’s a chapter-book series. Each Rebel Girls book will take a closer look at an extraordinary woman.

The first two books hit shelves on November 12. Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code is about the legacy of the first computer programmer. Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business tells the story of a trailblazing hair-product company.

Elena Favilli helped create the Rebel Girls books. She told TFK she wants to make story time more diverse. “The stories we read at bedtime have an impact on the kinds of people we become when we grow up and the kinds of dreams we can dream,” she says.