Growing Reader

Listen to an Excerpt of
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls,
Read by Ashley Judd

by the Brightly Editors

Where were all the female role models in bedtime stories for young children to look up to? This was the question that fueled Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli to create Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Perfect for any young reader — girls and boys — this book is packed with 100 short biographies of real women who made their dreams come true.

The audiobook editions of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 also make for wonderful additions to any nightly storytime routine! Read by a fierce female cast, including Alicia Keys, Rowan Blanchard, and Danai Gurira, the book introduces kids to groundbreaking figures from present and past, such as Serena Williams, Hillary Clinton, and Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

Want a sneak peek? Listen to this audiobook excerpt of actress Ashley Judd reading the chapter on Astrid Lindgren, beloved author of one of our favorite literary rebel girls, Pippi Longstocking:

Empowering and inspirational, these stories of real-life extraordinary women will become a bedtime favorite in no time.