Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World

Rebel Girls. (Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls). Oct. 2020. 224p. Tr $35. ISBN 9781733329293.
Gr 3-6–The newest installment in the series spotlights and celebrates women who were immigrants. The text follows the winning combination of short profiles of courageous, impressive individuals alongside vibrant illustrations created by various artists. Women from all over the world are featured, including Anna Wintour, Carmen Herrera, Claudia Rankine, Gloria Estefan, Ilhan Omar, Min Jin Lee, Rihanna, and Marjane Satrapi. Each profile outlines how both their home country and their adopted country impacted their lives and work. Notably, this collection features more contemporary women who are alive today, such as Peruvian-born, immigration rights activist Lorella Praeli, alongside historical figures, including Black and Native American (Mississauga Ojibwe) sculptor Edmonia Lewis. The brief prose is readable without diminishing the impact of the women. As with previous entries, this title features a wide range of women. Diverse ethnicities, countries of origin, fields of interest, ages, and time frames are all represented. A glossary and an index of artists are included.
VERDICT An inspiring addition to any library that will appeal to all readers.

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