On the theme of International Women’s Day, Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo chose this week to promote the Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
for its launch into the UK. It is a children’s book that reinvents fairy tales, inspiring girls with the stories of 100 great women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Having raised nearly $700,000 in a Kickstarter campaign last year, the Rebel Girls book hit the UK with a huge viral campaign. You can see the viral video here
, learn more about the book here
and buy it here
. Note the lead time says 1-2 months. Whilst that may be your experience, I got mine inside 48 hours.
The last book recommendation comes from Bill Gates. This one left him in tears. When Breath Becomes Air
is Kalanithi’s memoir about his journey through medical school and eventual battle with stage IV lung cancer, which claimed his life in March 2015 when he was 37 years old. The book was published 10 months after his death and has since gone on to become a New York Times bestseller. Read more about the story here
and buy the book here