Nomination: Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

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Becker, Helaine. Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13. Illus. By Dow Phumiruk. 2018. 40p. Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano Books, $17.99 (9781250137524). Gr. K-4.

Through determination, boundless curiosity and perseverance Katherine Johnson became an accomplished mathematician and played an integral role in the early space program

Nomination: Pashmina


Chanani, Nidhi. Pashmina. 2017. 176p. First Second, $16.99 (9781626720879). Gr. 4-6.

Priyanka is transported to beautiful India when she wears a pashmina found in her mother’s old suitcase, but the beauty is marred by a shadow lurking in the background.

Nomination: The Pants Project


pants projectClarke, Cat. The Pants Project. 2017. 272 pages. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $16.99 (9781492638094). Gr. 4- 9.

When Liv starts at a new school with a strict uniform policy, he is forced to confront two things: one, that the policy states that girls must wear skirts and two, that he is a boy – but only he knows.