Book Review: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic by Lilly Workneh, et al


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic, edited by award-winning journalist Lilly Workneh with a foreword by #BlackGirlMagic originator CaShawn Thompson, is dedicated to amplifying and celebrating the stories of Black women and girls from around the world; features the work of over 60 Black female and non-binary authors, illustrators, and editors; is designed to acknowledge, applaud, and amplify the incredible stories of Black women and girls from the past and present; and celebrates Black Girl Magic around the world.

Amongst the women featured from over 30 countries are tennis player Naomi Osaka, astronaut Jeanette Epps, author Toni Morrison, filmmaker Ava DuVernay; aviator Bessie Coleman, Empress Taytu Betul, journalist Ida B. Wells, and many other inspiring leaders, champions, innovators, and creators.


If you are not already familiar with the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls you are missing out. I absolutely love these books. They are empowering and interesting, for both adults and children.

I learned about so many great women through this book. What I love most about the stories is that the women come from all different areas. You don’t just meet actors and singers, you also meet scientists and artists and activists. It really opens young peoples’ eyes to the many different ways a girl can make a difference.

This book is always easy to read and understand for young people. It also has some important words like feminism and activism in bold, which encourages exploration and discussion around the terms. Oh and it’s a seriously beautifully illustrated book.

Don’t hesitate and pick up a copy of the book today.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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