Edwards, 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.
Pérez, Celia C. The First Rule of Punk. 2017. 336p. Penguin/Viking, $16.99 (9780425290408). Gr. 4-7.
Malú brings her love of punk, her zine creation skills, and her willingness to advocate for herself to a new middle school.
Moser, 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.
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.
Florence, Debbi Michiko. Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen. Illus. by Elizabet Vuković. 2017. 128p. Farrar Strauss Giroux, $15.99 (9780374304102). Gr. 1-4.
Eight-year-old Jasmine decides to participate in her family’s mochi-tsuki by pounding mochi with the men–even though she is a girl AND considered too young.
Winter, Jeanette. The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid. 2017. 56p. Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane, $17.99 (9781481446693). Gr. K-4.
Inspired by her childhood in Iraq, Zaha Hadid became a visionary and controversial architect whose buildings challenged conventional understandings of space.
Howe, James. Big Bob, Little Bob. Illus. by Laura Ellen Anderson. 2016. 32p. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763644369). PreS-Gr. 1.
Next-door neighbors Big Bob and Little Bob have different hobbies. Will cultural understandings of masculinity keep them from becoming friends?