Down Among the Sticks and Bones. Illus. by Rovina Cai. 2017. 192p. Macmillan/Tor.com, $17.99 (9780765392039). Gr. 10-up. [krb] McGuire, Seanan.
Twins Jacqueline and Jillian, raised to conform to very strict gender expectations, escape to a dark fantasy world where different identities become available for exploration.
Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh. 2017. 288p. Lee & Low/Tu, $16.95 (9781600602610). Gr. 3-6. Krishnaswami, Uma.
In 1945, Maria learns to play softball with her classmates and strategizes to protect her family’s farm in the face of racist and sexist laws.
Maresi. Tr. by A. A. Prime. 2017. 244p. Abrams/Amulet, $17.95 (9781419722691). Gr. 9-up. Turtschaninoff, Maria.
To protect her idyllic matriarchal society and its newest resident, Maresi faces her destiny.
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. 2017. 80p. Random/Knopf, $15.00 (9781524733131). Gr. 7-up. Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.
In the form of parenting advice to a friend, Adichie makes practical suggestions for feminist living while delineating a clear theory of feminism.
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