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.
Pimentel, Annette Bay. Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon. Illus. by Micha Archer. 2018. 32p. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen, $17.99 (9781101996683). Gr. K-3.
Rules, restrictions, and a lack of proper running shoes couldn’t keep Bobbi Gibb from becoming the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.
Gillman, Melanie. As the Crow Flies. 2017. 250p. Iron Circus, paper, $30.00 (9781945820069). Gr. 7-up.
Charlie and Sydney navigate racist, queerphobic, and gender-essentialist attitudes at a summer backpacking camp for Christian girls.
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