J.K. Rowling Featured in Artwork for “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls”

There’s no shortage of strong female role models in the Harry Potter books. Hermione, Ginny, Luna, Tonks, and Professor McGonagall all come to mind as heroes in the fight against evil and in the hearts of girls everywhere, who looked up to them growing up. But there’s one real-life role model you may have forgotten: J.K. Rowling herself! The creator of our favorite characters is an inspiration in her own right, having driven herself to publish Harry Potter even while facing rejection and abject poverty. The creators of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls agree, which is why they’re including Rowling in the book’s sequel!

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children’s book filled with bedtime stories about the lives of 100 extraordinary women from throughout history and illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. Rowling’s portrait was drawn by Italian artist Paola Rollo and will be featured in the book’s second volume.

 

 

Rollo also updated her social media with photos of the detailing in Rowling’s sweater, which features tiny Quidditch posts, wands, and other magical symbols. We’re officially in love with this artwork!

 

 

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 also includes the stories of Oprah, Mary Shelley, Sophie Scholl, and so many more! It’s the perfect gift for a young reader, or to keep for yourself – we certainly wouldn’t blame you! You can order both volumes here.

Gayané Kaligian

Gayane has been writing about Harry Potter since the fourth grade, when she wrote her first five-paragraph essay on why Percy Weasley’s buffoonery could have led to Voldemort winning. These days, she’s still talking about the Weasley brothers, but it’s mostly about how overlooked Charlie is. In her free time, you can find her researching stunt choreography and geeking out over theater.