Mather, 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.
Mosca, 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.
Leno, Katrina. Summer of Salt. 2018. 272p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen, $17.99 (9780062493620). Gr. 8-up.
Georgina learns more about magic carried by the women in her family as she falls in love and solves the murder of a bird (who may also be her aunt).
Yeung, Bernice. In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers. 2018. 240p. New Press, $25.99 (9781620973158). Gr. 10-up.
Immigrant agricultural and domestic workers, as well as advocates and journalists, work to push back against a culture of sexual violence in their workplaces.
McNamara, Margaret. The Dinosaur Expert. Illus. by G. Brian Karas. 2018. 40p. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (9780553511432). PreS-Gr. 3.
Kimmy wants to be a paleontologist, but a class trip to the museum leads her to doubt her ambitions. Can women be dinosaur scientists?
Dress Like a Woman: Working Women and What They Wore. 2018. 224p. Abrams, $24.99 (9781419729928). Gr. 6-up.
Photographs depict a wide range of work performed by women–and the clothes they wore to perform it–from the late nineteenth century through the present.
Engle, Margarita. The Flying Girl: How Aída de Acosta Learned to Soar. Illus. by Sara Palacios. 2018. 40p. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $17.99 (9781481445023). PreS-Gr. 3.
This biography in verse describes how courage–and a chance to try–led Aída de Acosta to become the first woman to fly a motorized aircraft.