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.
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”.
Tentler-Krylov, Victoria. Building Zaha: The Story of Architect Zaha Hadid. 2020. 48p. Orchard, $18.99 (9781338282832). PreS-Gr. 3.
This picture book biography beautifully reflects the art, the math, and the movement architect Zaha Hadid incorporated into each of her designs.
Dunbar, Erica Armstrong. She Came to Slay: the Life and Times of Harriet Tubman. 2019. 176p. 37 Ink / Simon & Schuster, $23.99 (9781982139599). Gr. 7-up.
This Harriet Tubman biography chronicles Tubman’s birth through death, highlighting her extensive list of brave risks and service for others as well as her abolitionist and feminist activism.
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.
Cho, Nam Joo. Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982. Trans. by Jamie Chang. 2020. 162 p. Liveright, $20.00 (978-1631496707). Gr. 8-up.
Set in South Korea, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 documents a young woman’s psychotic break following a lifetime of gender-based discrimination, exclusion, and violence.
Bolden, Tonya. Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM. 2020. 208p. Abrams, $19.99 (9781419707346). Gr.4-Gr. 8.
Role models for the next generation of girls in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.