Nomination: Dangerous Jane

Dangerous Jane

Slade, Suzanne. Dangerous Jane. Illus. by Alice Ratterree. 2017. 40p. Peachtree Publishers, $17.95 (9781561459131). Gr. 1-3.

Activist Jane Addams dedicated her life to helping the poor and to peace. Though her work upset some people and called her dangerous, she was recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Nomination: Girl Rising

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Stone, Tanya Lee. Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time. 2017. 208p. Penguin/Random House Children’s Books/ Wendy Lamb, $22.99 (9780553511468). Gr. 9 – up.

In this companion book to the documentary Girl Rising, girls around the world who face significant obstacles to gaining an education are profiled.

Nomination: Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman’s Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights

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Farrell, Mary Cronk. Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman’s Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights. 2016. 56p. Harry N. Abrams, $19.95 (9781419718847). Gr. 4-6.

Seamstress Fannie Sellins inspired activism within the garment and mining industries, helped create unions, and traveled the country inspiring men and women to stand up for fair wages and equal treatment.