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
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.
Muhammad, Ibtihaj. Proud (Young Readers Edition): Living My American Dream. 2018. 289p. Little, Brown and Company, $17.99 (9780316477000).
Ibtihaj Muhammad shares her inspiring story of overcoming stereotypes and barriers on her journey to become an Olympic fencer.
Muhammad, Ibtihaj. Proud: My Fight for An Unlikely American Dream. 2018. 270p. Hachette, $27.00 (978036518963).
An inspiring memoir of fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American woman to compete in the Olympics in hijab, and her journey overcoming prejudice and adversity.
Colbert, Brandy. Finding Yvonne. 2018. 276p. Little, Brown and Company, $17.99 (9780316349055). Gr. 10-up.
Yvonne faces big decisions about her future, when she unexpectedly becomes pregnant.
Turtschaninoff, Maria. Naondel. 2018. 376p. Abrams/Amulet Books, $18.99 (9781419725555). Grade 10 – up.
The First Sisters must learn to trust one another in order to escape an oppressive harem in this prequel to Maresi.
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.