Nomination: Cinderella Is Dead

Bayron, Kalynn. Cinderella Is Dead. 2020. p. Bloomsbury, $18.99 (9781547603879). Gr. 6-12.

200 years after Cinderella’s death, Sophia teams up with Cinderella’s ancestor to defeat the Evil King, overthrow the cruel patriarchal society he created, and live happily ever after together.

Nomination: The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne

Cline-Ransome, Lesa. The Power of her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne. Illus. by John Parra. 2020. 48p. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, $17.99 (9781481462891). Gr. K – Gr. 3

Ethel L. Payne fought for equal rights for over fifty years as a journalist and was known as the “First Lady of the Black Press”.

Nomination: All the Way to the Top: How One Girl’s Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything

Pimentel, Annette Bay. All the Way to the Top: How One Girl’s Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything. Illus. by Ali, Nabi H. 2020. 32p. Sourcebooks Explore, $17.99 (978149268897-6). Gr. K-3.

Jennifer Keelan was born with cerebral palsy. She joins the fight for disability rights that leads to the game-changing passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.