Culture. Eat it
4 July 2017
The book on the nightstand: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls has given rise to much debate.
Has anyone called this book “a missed opportunity”, maybe because is only a “girls thing”? And that has complained about approximate biographies, what is the sources?
Who has not found anything good outside the “Once upon a time”.
No doubt the constructive criticisms make you think, try to make you understand what is your position in all these talks.
I wondered the same thing, so I bought the book full of enthusiasm, even more motivated by the beautiful cover.
Because when I look at life I always choose to see the glass as half-full, I’m going to tell you what I’ve seen of good in the 100 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.
It’s a book made thanks to crowdfunding. 20.025 supporters.
For those who do not know it, is a collective financing in which a group of people uses their common money to support an organization or people.
It’s nice to be sure there are still people betting on the other’s dreams.
It is the project of the thirty-year-old italian Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, which have get involved over 60 illustrators. The authors founded the Timbuktu Labs startup, the first to publish a children’s magazine on the iPad.
They are both young women ready to get involved and so maybe even to receive criticism for improving and better themselves.
It is born from a good idea.
The extraordinary women in world history are surely not only 100, and if we want to say it all, the selection does not seem to have a real “red thread” that unites them.
However, every story has something good to say.
Every mom is an extraordinary woman. It would be nice to know that she would buy this book for any of her kids, even a male.
The audience to whom it is addressed is not clear. Is language too complex for a child and too simplify for a boy or girl?
I would like to see moms and dads reading these stories together with their children to create curiosity and to fill gaps in stories that are perhaps over summarized or trivialized.
Good Night Stories (for Rebel Girls) are born to be shared in the family!
July evenings will be perfect.
The Good Night’s time
Ph. Sara Cartelli
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She is an art historian, optimistic and empathic by nature. She imagines a world where sow kindness enjoying the little things. She's in love with stories since she was a child, for the Eat Culture she eats books and arts. Per aspera ad astra says the only tattoo on her skin. It reminds her that the road that leads to her dreams is not always easy but that she never gives up.