Nomination: Learning to Breathe

9781534406018_0ffaeMather, Janice Lynn. Learning to Breathe. 2018. 336p. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (9781534406018). Gr. 9-up.

An unwanted pregnancy and an unsafe living situation push sixteen-year-old Indy to look for a better home and a supportive community.

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Nomination: The Girl with a Mind for Math

cover of ThE GIRL WITH A MIND FOR MATH by Julia Finley MoscaMosca, Julia Finley. The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague. Illus. by Daniel Rieley. 2018. 40p. Innovation, $17.99 (9781943147427). Gr. 2-4.

Raye Montague revolutionized government submarine design while navigating significant racism and sexism in education and the workforce.