Monday 19 October 2020

Review: Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli

This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review from Penguin Random House Audio.

The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for children. Packed with 100 all-new bedtime stories about the lives of incredible female figures from the past and the present, this volume recognizes women who left their birth countries for a multitude of reasons: some for new opportunities, some out of necessity.

Readers will whip up a plate with Asma Khan, strategize global affairs alongside Madeleine Albright, venture into business with Rihanna, and many more. All of these unique, yet relatable stories are accompanied by gorgeous, full-page, full-color portraits, illustrated by female artists from all over the globe.

Review: This was such a great collection of stories to add to the Rebel Girls collections. I have loved their previous books but this is the first of their books that I have listened to on audio thanks to Penguin Random House Audio. 

I will say that I am going to be getting a copy of this book from my library so that I can look at the wonderful illustrations that these books always have. They find the most fabulous artists to collaborate with and that is one of my favourite things about this book. I will also be revisiting some of my favourite stories from the book that I listened to and reading them again. 

I like the fact that this audiobook had several different narrators to tell each woman's story. I feel like it brought the book to life that we had a different voice for each person. I was also surprised by how many new amazing women I was introduced to. I am not someone who follows sport and so to be able to hear about sporting women who are also immigrant women who have been just amazing in their field was a real treat. 

As I say I haven't done an audio version of these books before and although it was well narrated part of the joy of these books is the illustrations and is also being able to flick to a particular page you want to read and seeing that woman brought to life in front of you. I do love the fact that this is available on audio though because it means that even more readers can access this and listen to the stories of 100 amazing immigrant women who changed the world. 

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