Rebel Girls, the publishing-based empowerment brand, has announced a digital content partnership with Google. The pairing will result in Rebel Girls adding close to 200 pieces of content to Google Kids Space, a content hub on select Android tablets featuring age-appropriate apps, books, games, and videos for children under nine.
As part of the deal, Rebel Girls is developing 18 new read-along e-books to debut over the next year, including eight titles for readers ages 3–6 that are available now. The first list consists of five biographies: Wild Wild Wildlife: Bindi Irwin, Queen of the Halfpipe: Chloe Kim, Dueling Drummers: Nandi Bushell, Blue Jeans & Ballet Shoes: Judith Jamison, and Tinkering with Light: Ann Makosinski, as well as two themed collections, Rebel Girls Champions and Rebel Girls Climate Warriors, and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: Baby’s First Book of Amazing Women.
Outside of the e-books, the agreement encompasses 180 audio productions licensed by Google from Rebel Girls’ content library, which kids can listen to on Google Kids Space or watch on the Rebel Girls channel on YouTube Kids. The content includes audio stories about the likes of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, artist Frida Kahlo, soccer star Megan Rapinoe, and education activist Malala Yousafzai, as well as interviews with singer Andra Day, actress and presenter Jameela Jamil, skier Lindsey Vonn, and more.
The company published its first book, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, in 2016. The Rebel Girls community currently includes 23 million girls in 100 countries, with a goal of reaching 50 million by 2025. Rebel Girls has sold more than 8.5 million books in 50 languages and reached 20 million digital audio listens.