Khan, Hena. Under My Hijab. Illus. by Aaliya Jaleel. 2019. 32p. Lee & Low Books, $17.95 (9781620147924). PreS-Gr. 2.
A young girl observes women in her life who each wear the hijab in a unique way, and imagines how she may someday express her personality through her hijab.
Khan, Sabina. The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali. 2019. 326p. Scholastic, $17.99 (9781338227017). Gr. 9-up.
As a queer, Bengali-American teen, Rukhsana tries to navigate love, culture and family.
Thomas, Angie. On the Come Up. 2019. 447p. HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, $18.99 (9780062498564). Gr. 8-12.
Sixteen-year-old Bri, an aspiring rapper, finds herself stereotyped and depicted as a “hoodlum” following the release of her debut song, written in response to being assaulted by school security guards.
Barton, Chris. What Do You Do with a Voice like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. Illus. by Ekua Holmes. 2018. 48p. Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane, $17.99 (9781481465625). Grades 2-4.
A picture book biography of Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, the first Black woman to be elected to the Texas legislature, and the first Black woman from the South to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Lukavics, Amy. Nightingale. 2018. 344p. Harlequin Teen, $18.99 (9781335012340). Gr. 9-up.
In 1951, seventeen year old June Hardie rebels against her parents and society’s expectation of young womanhood and is committed to an institution where she discovers a dark secret.
Watson, Renee and Ellen Hagan. Watch Us Rise. 2019. 368p. Bloomsbury YA, $18.99 (9781547600083). Gr. 7-11.
Through writing, poetry and performance, Jasmine and Chelsea find and use their voices to fight for gender equality.
Nominations and field recommendations for the 2020 Amelia Bloomer List are now open.
Committee members will be posting their nominations to this blog between now (March 1st) and October 31st.
Readers who would like to recommend titles for consideration may submit Field Recommendations.
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