Nomination: Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA

l_9781680783872_fcEdwards, Sue Bradford, and Duchess Harris. Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA. 2017. 112p. Abdo, $25.95 (9781680783872). Gr. 5-10.

American advancements in aviation and aerospace engineering relied on the work of black women mathematicians and scientists, who faced significant racism and sexism.

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Nomination: What Milly Did

9781554988938_fae78Moser, Elise. What Milly Did: The Remarkable Pioneer of Plastics Recycling. Illus. by Scot Ritchie. 2016. 44p. Groundwood, paper, $9.95 (9781554988938). Gr. 2-5.

Milly Zantow introduced a functional plastics recycling system to the United States using community-oriented business practices.

Nomination: “You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!”: And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People

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Erickson-Schroth, Laura, and Laura A. Jacobs. “You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!”: And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People. 2017. 200p. Beacon, $16.00 (9780807033890). Gr. 8-up.

The authors debunk common misunderstandings about trans and gender non-conforming people, including medical, social, psychological, and political topics.