Elena Favilli is an NYT bestselling author, journalist, and breaker of glass ceilings. Elena is the founder and CCO of Rebel Girls, a media company dedicated to inspiring the next generation of brave and confident girls. In 2016, she co-wrote and published the most crowdfunded literary project in history, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, now translated into nearly 50 languages. She has written for theGuardian, Vogue, COLORS magazine, McSweeney’s, RAI, Il Post, and La Repubblica. She lives in Los Angeles.
Francesca Cavallo is an award-winning writer and theater director. She lives in Los Angeles.
"Reading can inspire you to do great things—what a great gift for a preteen! This series features boundary-breaking women and includes stories about some who have moved me the most—like Toni Morrison. They even included me!" — Oprah says on OprahDaily.com
"I hope this beautiful book will continue to inspire girls to set high goals for themselves—because you don't need to be an adult to change the world." — Malala Yousafzai
"This amazing book shows young girls they can be anything they want." — Melinda Gates
"When I want to impart the message to my daughter that she can aspire to anything, be whoever she needs to be, the opinions of others be damned, this book becomes an inspiration." — The Guardian
"The anti-princess book teaching girls to rebel." — BBC News
"A welcome reminder to girls that nothing stands in their way - except a lack of self-belief. This book started as a crowd-funded project and has become a best-seller which is the best news of the year." — Daily Mail
"Elegant, colourful... and captivatingly told... In an ideal world, not only would mothers read this aloud to daughters, but teachers would read it to schoolboys." — Sunday Times
"A must-have for the nightstand of every girl or young woman you know." — Forbes
"Modern and fundamentally feminist, this riot grrrl reinvention of the fairytale is so inspiring adults are also reading it in droves." — i Newspaper
"You have to buy it for the little ones in your lives, but you also need a copy for your grown-up bookshelf... There is serious girl power between the covers of this book." — Bustle
"Featuring spies, pirates, astronauts, activists, scientists, writers, sports stars and more, many of the stories are so thrilling and uplifting your child's heart may beat a little faster, her mind racing with possibilities. If she leaps out of bed to get to work, blame the authors." — The Guardian