Rebel Girls Celebrate Black History with New Podcasts & an Epic New Book Announcement

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With a new book about immigrant women out late last year and the January launch of Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women readers everywhere are 100% here for learning about amazing women both in history and modern times. In fact, we can’t get enough. Lucky for us, they’re not slowing down anytime soon. Read on for three exciting new announcements, just in time for Black History Month.

Another Incredible New Book

Just announced for a Fall 2021 release, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic will soon be gracing all of our shelves. Complete with a forward by CaShawn Thompson, who is credited as the first person to introduce the concept of “Black Girls Are Magic” via Twitter in 2013. The book will highlight Black women from around the world, representing a diverse array of profession, time period, background, and complexion.

Black History Month Podcasts

While the the book won’t be out until later this year, there’s plenty to get hyped about right now. This month, Rebel Girls will release a four-part podcast series on inspirational Black women throughout history. Watch for:

Live Now! Harriet Tubman (Tarana Burke) & Madam CJ Walker

2/2 – Sojourner Truth

2/9 – Miriam Mekeba

2/16 – Ruby Bridges

 

Exciting New Hires to Take Rebel Girls to the Next Level

What’s more, following their announcement of their collaboration with Kids+Family and Imagine Documentaries to create original and historical content, feature films, and short and long-form scripted and unscripted television, they’ve made headlines again with two new dynamic additions to their creative leadership team!

Soo Koo, former Chief Creative Officer of Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Disney, will join the brand as Chief Creative/Marketing Officer: “I am inspired by Rebel Girls’ commitment to developing educational and entertaining content to young girls on a global scale,” said Koo. “I plan to use my experience driving creative and impactful marketing strategies to further elevate the stories of world-changing women and girls, while expanding the Rebel Girls footprint to meet our goal of instilling confidence in the lives of 50 million girls by 2025.”

And Lilly Workneh, formerly Editor-in-Chief of Blavity News, will serve as Head of Digital Content. She’ll be the lead in collaborating with Thompson to bring Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic to life.

“My passion for storytelling and uplifting others has fueled my professional career and I’m humbled by the opportunity to dive into the world of children’s publishing and content development with Rebel Girls,” said Workneh. “Stories have the power to take our imaginations to new heights and I’m looking forward to sharing the tales of inspirational women with the younger generation to show them how they can build a better, brighter future.”

We can’t wait to see what that future holds!

Visit rebelgirls.com to learn more,

—Amber Guetebier

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