As PW previously reported in September, Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo of Timbuktu Labs recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for I Am a Rebel Girl: A Journal to Start Revolutions, follow-up to their bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, volumes one and two. Though the campaign—which ran from September 18 to October 17—fell short of its $250k stretch goal, Favilli and Cavallo have raised more than $219,000, of which $100k was made on the first day. In 2016, volume one of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls broke the record for crowdfunding a children’s book, raising more than $1 million.
For their publishing efforts, Cavallo and Favilli were named PW Star Watch Superstars last month.
Favilli said of the new book, “It has never been more important to raise girls who are ready to speak up and to take their destiny into their own hands. And this is what I Am a Rebel Girl is for.”