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.
Bhathena, 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.
Shetterly, Margot Lee and Winifred Conklin. Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race. Illus. By Laura Freeman. 2017. 38p. HarperCollins, hardback, $17.99 (9780062742469). PreS – Gr. 3.
Four female African American computers overcame gender and racial barriers to help send the United States into space.
Clarke, 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.
Kyi, Tanya Lloyd. Shadow Warrior. 64p. Annick Press, $12.95 (9781554519651). Gr. 3-6.
Chiyome uses her ninja training to open a ninja school for girls after her husband is killed in battle.
Smith-Liera, Danielle. Serena vs. Venus: How a Photograph Spotlighted the Fight for Equality. 2017. 64p. Capstone/Compass Point, $25.99 (9780756555337). Grades 5-9.
The groundbreaking legacy of the Williams sisters is captured in a photograph taken after the final match of the 2001 U.S. Open.
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.