Naomi Osaka, Toni Morrison, More Celebrated In New ‘Black Girl Magic’ Book

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Rebel Girls, a girls’ empowerment brand, is releasing a new book celebrating the Black Girl Magic of some remarkable women. 

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic is set to be released on September 28 and will include the stories of tennis star Naomi Osaka, author Toni Morrison, pioneering pilot Bessie Coleman, Aretha Franklin, Shirley Chisholm, and more. 

The platform also enlisted a team of star-studded narrators for the audio version of the book. Actresses Samira Wiley, Garcelle Beauvais, Montego Glover, Danielle Nicole, Lovie Simone, and model Philomena Kwao are all on the audiobook project, People reported. 

“I cannot begin to describe my affection for this book. Truly one of the most uplifting pieces I’ve ever encountered,” Glover, a Tony Award-nominated actress, told the magazine in a statement.

“It feels like reaching back in memory, coming home in celebration and doing good in the world all at once.”

The book is the fourth installment in Rebel Girls’ Good Night Stories series. The portraits in the book are the works of more than 60 Black female and non-binary artists. 

CaShawn Thompson, creator of the viral #BlackGirlMagic hashtag, wrote the foreword of the book. 

“Rebel Girls is dedicated to helping raise the most inspired and confident global generation of girls –– which begins with young girls seeing themselves represented in empowering role models,” Lilly Workneh, the book’s editor, told People in a statement. 

“[The book] is designed to acknowledge, applaud and amplify the incredible stories of Black women and girls from the past and present, and to celebrate Black Girl Magic around the world,” Workneh added. “Because if she can see it, she can be it.”

Check out Harriett’s Bookshop, a Black woman-owned bookstore, to pre-order a copy of the book.

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