Review: Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women

Title: Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women
Author: Rebel Girls
Genre: Children’s, Nonfiction
Publisher: Rebel Girls
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: Ebook
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women celebrates the incredible and inspiring stories of 25 women leaders in politics, business, sports, activism, and more, all written in fairy tale form. It is part of the award-winning Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series.

Reach for new heights with Vice President Kamala Harris. Organize voter registration with Stacey Abrams. Spread messages of kindness with Lady Gaga. And captain a team of Olympic gymnasts with Aly Raisman.  

This collection of 25 stories includes the most beloved stories of leadership from the first three volumes of the New York Times best-selling series, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. And also features 11 brand new tales of women’s activism, bravery, and vision.

Rebel Girls Lead celebrates the leadership of women from Michelle Obama to Malala Yousafzai. It is illustrated by female artists from around the world.


This book tells the stories of 25 different women leaders in the world. These women include politicians like Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States, and Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand. There were also entertainers, such as Lady Gaga, and athletes, such as Aly Raisman. Each of these women made an impact on their communities and the world.

I wasn’t familiar with some of the women in this book, so I learned a lot. Rigoberta Menchú Tum fought for equal rights in Guatemala, and won the Nobel Peace Prize. Pat Summitt was a basketball player and coach, who had the most wins of any coach in NCAA basketball history when she retired in 2012. I’m glad that kids today will learn about these extraordinary women, because I didn’t know about them when I was growing up.

It’s so important to have books that celebrate what women can do. Many of these women weren’t born into lives of privilege, so they became successful leaders by working hard and defying the odds. These women prove that anyone can follow their dreams and make a difference in the world.

This is a great book!

Thank you Rebel Girls for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What to read next:

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women who Changed the World by Elena Favilli

Have you read Rebel Girls Lead? What did you think of it?


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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