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.
Spanyol, Jessica. Clive and his Babies. 2016. Unpaged. Child’s Play (International) Ltd, $4.99 (9781846438820). Ages 1-3.
Clive likes to play with his baby dolls.
Feldman, Thea. Katherine Johnson. 2017. 48p. Simon & Schuster/Simon Spotlight, $16.99 (9781534403413). Gr. 1-3.
Katherine Johnson defied racial segregation and sexism to become a respected, ground-breaking mathematician with NASA.
Ignotofsky, Rachel. Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win. 2017. 127p. Ten Speed Press, $16.99 (9781607749783). Gr. 3-9.
This anthology highlights fifty accomplished women in sports with text and illustrations detailing their achievements and lives.
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.
Reef, Catherine. Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse. 2016. 184p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Clarion Books, $18.99. (9780544535800). Gr. 7-up.
Florence Nightingale defied Victorian England’s rigid rules for women, by becoming a nurse, advocating for women’s inclusion in the medical field, and changing nursing forever.
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.