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: A Girl Like That

a girl like thatBhathena, Tanaz. A Girl Like That. 2018. 378p. Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux, $17.99 (9780374305444). Gr. 8-up.

After Zarin and her friend Porus die in a car accident, they, and their classmates, reflect back on their lives and the events leading to their deaths.

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.

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.