Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, co-founders of Timbuktu Labs, have launched a project on Kickstarter that has surpassed its funding goal by far. The forthcoming book, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls tells the stories of 100 extraordinary women. Going beyond Cinderella and Prince Charming, bedtime for young girls can now include the inspirational tales of Frida Kahlo, Serena Williams, and Queen Elizabeth.
The book will pair an illustration with a page of text written in the style of a fairy tale. Commissioning 100 different female artists to create illustrations for the project, the artist list currently includes Ana Galvan from Spain, Helena Morais Soares from Portugal, Erin Marlow from the U.S., Elisabetta Stoinich from Italy, and Debora Kamogawa from Brazil.
“It’s the book we wish we had when we were children,” said one of the project’s creators.