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A rebel yell

Canadian authors answer the call for more femaleempowerment books


In 2016, Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo’s recordbreaking Kickstarter campaign raised $635,000 more than its $40,000 goal, allowing the pair to publish and promote what became the internationally bestselling nonfiction collection Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls,about women who changed the world. Since then, the market has been enriched with a deluge of female-empowerment books aimed at young readers. This fall, Canadian authors Naomi M. Moyer and Sam Maggs release titles that seem, at first glance, to be part of this publishing trend. But both books have roots that stretch back to before Rebel Girls changed the game.

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