Youngdahl, Shana. As Many Nows as I Can Get. 2019. 432p. Dial Books, $17.99 (9780525553854). Gr. 9 and up.
Reflecting back and forth between the present and the past, Scarlett recounts the emotional challenges of her first year of college, recovering from intense relationships and discovering new ones.
Ruby, Laura. Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All. 2019. HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, hardcover, $17.99 (9780062317643). Gr. 9-up.
Two young women try to survive in harsh circumstances in WWII Chicago–one of them living, one of them dead.
Greenfield, Eloise. The Women Who Caught the Babies: A Story of African American Midwives. Illus. by Daniel Minter. 32p. Alazar. $17.95 (9780997772074). Gr. 3-6.
A beautiful combination of poetry and art highlights the presence and contributions of African American midwives over generations.
Babbott-Klein, Libby. Baby Feminists Too. Illus. by Jessica Walker. 2019. 24p. Viking Books for Young Readers, $9.99 (9780451480132). PreS-Gr.1.
This board book introduces young children to ten more inspiring feminists.
Keyser, Amber J. No More Excuses: Dismantling Rape Culture. 2019. 144p. Twenty-First Century, $37.32 (9781541540200). Gr. 8-12.
This text defines rape culture and provides concrete steps for dismantling the words, ideas, and actions that perpetuate cycles of violence against women.
Sorell, Traci. At the Mountain’s Base. Illus. by Weshoyot Alvitre. 32p. Kokila. $17.99 (9780735230606). Gr. 1-4.
A picture book celebrating the bonds of a Cherokee family and history-making Native women in the military during WWII.
Murphy, Frank. A Boy Like You. Illus. by Kayla Harren. 2019. 32p. Sleeping Bear, $16.99 (9781534110465). PreS-2.
The world needs a boy like you: thoughtful, kind, curious, smart, helpful, loving, and brave!