Arc Review: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls – Immigrants by Elena Favilli

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I haven’t read any of the previous Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls books, but I may have to remedy that. The immigrant women showcased in this book are inspiring and showcase a variety of careers and admirable diveristy. (Though, surely there could have been more than one lesbian?) Also, I’d never heard of many of the women before. Clearly there is a need for books like this.

The stories had to be brief to fit on a single page, but I felt in several instances that the language and concepts had been simplified far enough to obscure their meanings. I imagine they were intended as read-aloud stories for little girls – 5, 6, 7 years old maybe – but I think girls 8-16 could benefit greatly from a book like this with more indepth discussions.

The illustrations are beautiful and really helped make each of the women seem more real.

I’m going to try to read some of the stories to my 6 year old son because these stories aren’t just for girls – they need to be read by everyone to help erase prejudice in this world.

I would *love* to see a similar series focusing on LGBT+ people. That’s something else kids need to read about.

*Thanks to NetGalley and Rebel Girls for providing an e-arc to review.

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