Out of all of the Rebel Girl books, (Amazon affiliate link) Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic may be the best. Normally in a book with 100 women, you might be lucky to have a few non-white women included. At best, you won’t hit over 25%, despite the fact that the majority of the world isn’t white. But this book….this book written by Black women, illustrated by Black women, and about Black women changes that. From scientists to artists to musicians to sports figures, Black Girl Magic is showing little girls that they can be – whatever it is they strive for. Representation is so important, and this book addresses that. True, just like with the other Rebel Girl books each person is limited to a page, but REPRESENTATION! There are Black women from all over the world in this book, and Rebel Girls didn’t forget the importance of intersectionality. You will find trans-Black women in this book, too.
Overall, this is a great introduction (don’t stop here) to some of the many great Black women who have helped pave the way.
Available September 2021
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Rebel Girls.