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: The Turnaway Girls


Chewins, Hayley. The Turnaway Girls. 2018. 258p. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763697921). Gr. 4-9.

Raised in an underground cloister as a turnaway girl, Delphernia Undersea uses her voice to free herself and the island of Blightsend.

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.