Francesca Cavallo

Born in 1982 in Taranto, she is an author and theatre director. An expert in social innovation, she founded 'Sferracavalli', an international festival of sustainable imagination . In 2011, she founded "Timbuktu Labs" with Elena Favilli. She co-write the book "Storie della buonanotte per bambine ribelli" (2017) with Favalli, a huge success which came from a simple idea: girls are tired of the old stories about princesses, burning castles and nasty monsters: they want different stories which are unique and true. That's how new bedtime stories were created: sixty female illustrators from across the world who tell the true stories of heroines of our time, from Rita Levi Montalcini and Frida Kahlo to Margherita Hack and Michelle Obama, with an ever-present touch of engaging lightness and sincere admiration.

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