"While Rebel Girls and Timbuktu encouraged girls and women to dream big, Cavallo, an LGBTQ activist and entrepreneur, wants Undercats to be a place to tell stories that embrace diversity and gender equality."
Publishers Weekly, 2020
Francesca Cavallo is an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author, serial entrepreneur and activist. She co-created the "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" book series and podcast and was the recipient of the Publisher’s Weekly StarWatch Award in 2018. In 2019, she parted ways with Rebel Girls - which she had co-founded - to start Undercats, with the mission to radically expand diversity in children’s media and to inspire families around the world to take action for equality. Undercats’ most recent projects include “Elves on the fifth floor”, a Christmas novel for kids starring a biracial, lesbian family, (the first children’s book starring an LGBTQ family to ever make it to the top charts in Italy) and Paralympians, the first picture book series about some of the greatest Paralympic athletes of our time. In 2022 she tells her story in the book "Ho un fuoco nel cassetto", published in Italy by Salani Editore. Francesca’s work has been translated into more than 50 languages, and her books have sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. After living in California for almost 10 years, Francesca now lives in Rome, Italy.
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