Capin, Hannah. The Dead Queens Club. 2019. 455p. Inkyard, $18.99 (9781335542236). Gr. 7-up.
Tudor drama is reimagined for high school as homecoming king Henry (football jersey number, 08) tries to make sense of his relationships with his six formidable, ambitious, remarkable ex-girlfriends.
Salazar, Aida. The Moon Within. 2019. Arthur A. Levine Books, $17.99 (9781338283372). Gr. 4-7.
Celi Rivera’s life swirls with questions. About her changing body. Her first attraction to a boy. And her best friend’s exploration of what it means to be genderfluid.
Steward, Robyn. The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods. 2019. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, $18.99 (9781785923241). Gr. 5-10.
A clear, detailed guide about the basics of menstruation.
Spillett, Tasha and Natalie Donovan. Surviving the City. 2019. 56p. HighWater, paper, $18.95 (9781553797562). Gr. 8-up.
Two friends, Miikwan and Dez, navigate the dangers of life in the city, shadowed constantly by the memories of murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people.
Veissid, Jacqueline. Ruby’s Sword. Illus. by Paola Zakimi. 2019. 40p. Chronicle, $16.99 (9781452163918). PreS.
When Ruby’s brothers leave her behind she changes the game, making it even better than before.
Barnard, Sara. Goodbye, Perfect. 2019. 384p. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $19.99 (9781534402447). Gr. 8-up.
When her 15-year-old best friend runs away from home with their music teacher, Eden reevaluates their friendship and her loyalty as she learns about how power dynamics can complicate consent.
Pérez, Celia C. Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers. 2019. 384p. Penguin Random House/Kokila, hardcover, $16.99. (9780425290439). Gr. 4-7.
The summer before starting middle school, four very different girls—a journalist, a chef, a birdwatcher, and an artist—form a secret Scout troop dedicated to “truth, kindness, justice, and community.”