The company behind the Rebel Girls titles is launching a series of chapter books this autumn.
Rebel Girls, part of Timbuktu Labs, will publish a series of books for girls aged 6-9 with each one featuring an admirable women. The first two titles—Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code, about Ada Lovelace, and Madam C. J. Walker Builds a Business, about Sarah Breedlove Walker—will be published on 12th November, priced at £9.99.
The third and fourth books in the series, slated for publication in spring 2020, will be about Kenyan activist Wangari Maathai, who was the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize, and Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei, who was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Elena Favilli, c.e.o. of Rebel Girls, said: “We asked our readership directly for new content ideas, and there was a unanimous demand for a Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series. I really had a wonderful time writing Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls but, because all these women had such captivating lives, it was hard to contain their stories in a single page. This chapter book series gives us an opportunity to dive deeper into the lives of the women who inspired us the most.”
The company is also launching a Rebel Girls imprint to publish fiction by female-identifying and non-binary authors across children’s publishing, including board books, picture books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels.