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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: Damsels in distress need not apply

The Premise (from Apple Podcasts):

A fairy tale podcast about the extraordinary women who inspire us. This show is based on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the global best-selling book series written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher and fight harder.


Series or standalone:

Standalone


Begin listening to:

Any episode


Format:

Storytelling


Host(s):

The narrator is different every episode and is always a positive female role model, some more famous than others. Some examples: Lindsey Vonn, Gayle King, and Melinda Gates.


Sound/production quality:

Excellent


Rating/age suitability:

Great for kids ages 6-11ish


Approximate length of episodes:

15-20 minutes


Curricular ties:

Yes, possibilities abound! These could easily be used to enhance the history curriculum by representing important women or be used as a brain break or reward on a Friday afternoon.


Similar recommended pods:

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Podcast Librarian’s Review:

Here’s another podcast for kids/families! Don’t be fooled by the name; these stories need not be relegated to bedtime or to girls. Each episode tells the true story of an awesome woman from history or modern times who achieved something amazing. The stories are anything but dry, though. I love that the description calls them “fairy tale stories” because despite the stories being true and about real women, the style is very similar to that of fairy tales. With a narrative in the style of the children’s books by the same name and accompanied by sound effects and music, these stories are interesting and fun for the whole family to hear. I’d never heard of many of the featured women before, but that made it even more exciting to listen and learn. Lots of the stories include STEM connections, and your child will have fun learning and getting inspired by all the cool women featured. If you’re familiar with the Rebel Girls books, then you should still listen because I checked with @rebelgirls, and they said that the stories on the podcast are more in-depth and even feature some women who are not in the books! This is the pinnacle of girl power and an inspiring, fun podcast for kids, families, and even elementary teachers to use in their classrooms to teach about history or careers, or just as an option for free time!


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