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The first volume of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo has become a global sensation, selling more than 3 million copies with translations in 46 languages.The 2016 book, telling the life stories of 100 extraordinary women ranging from U.S. author Maya Angelou to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and Polish-born scientist Marie Curie, was born out of necessity, Cavallo said.They raised over $600,000, making it the highest funded book ever on Kickstarter.Their second volume of bedtime stories last year smashed that record, raising over $900,000 .At the opening of last week's Frankfurt book fair, the world's largest publishing event, director Juergen Boos cited the Rebel Girls chronicles as an example of how publishing was changing.The second Rebel Girls book, which has sold over 600,000 copies so far, again offers one-page bios of 100 strong women, written in a fairytale-style and paired with a colorful, illustrated portrait.
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