The new mini-edition of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls features notable female industry leaders like Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Aly Raisman and more

By Benjamin VanHoose
January 26, 2021 03:55 PM
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Lady Gaga, Vice President Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams
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Women excelling across various industries are getting the spotlight in this new kids' book.

In time for Vice President Kamala Harris' historic inauguration last week, Rebel Girls published a new mini version of its award-winning Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series on Tuesday. Titled Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women, the new picture book tells the stories of several notable figures, including Harris.

Other women featured in the book span specialties like business, sports, activism and entertainment, as well as politics.

Among those featured in the book are: Aly Raisman, Angela Merkel, Ann Richards, Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, Eufrosina Cruz, Giusi Nicolini, Harriet Tubman, Jacinda Ardern, Lady Gaga, Leymah Gbowee, Malala Yousafzai, Mary Barra, Melinda Gates, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Pat Summitt, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Stacey Abrams, Tammy Duckworth, Wilma Mankiller and Xiye Bastida.

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Along with a bio of the leaders, the book also features inspirational quotes and full-page illustrations of the women, all done by female artists.

There's also space for young readers (ages 5 to 10) to write their own story and to draw their own portrait into the book's pages as well. Readers can also take a questionnaire to find out what kind of leader they are, plus a "Leadership Training" section offers a guide and prompt to becoming an effective leader.

Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women is now available. Check out the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls podcast, as well, featuring guest narrators like Ilana Glazer.