Nomination: Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist

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Skeers, Linda.  Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist.  Illus. by Marta Álvarez Miguéns.  2020.  40p.  Sourcebooks Explore, $17.99 (9781728209517). PreS-Gr. 3.

Though she was denied entrance into the circles and schools of scientists, Mary Anning became an expert on prehistoric creatures through her own research and discoveries.

Nomination: Eunice and Kate

Llanos, Mariana. Eunice and Kate. Illus. by Elena Napoli. 2020. 44p. Penny Candy Books, $16.95 (9780999658475). PreS-Gr. 1.

Best friends Eunice and Kate have very different dreams for the future, and come into conflict as a result. With help from their mothers, they find a way to accept each other.

Nomination: Sulwe

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Nyong’o, Lupita. Sulwe. Illus. by Vashti Harrison. 2019. 48p. Simon & Schuster, $17.99 (9781534425361). PreS-Gr. 3. 

Dark-skinned Sulwe wants to be beautiful and bright, like her light-skinned sister. Guided by a shooting star, she discovers she is beautiful already, inside and out.