Nomination: It’s Only Blood: Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation

31kpdayvvkl-_sx324_bo1204203200_Dahlqvist, Anna. It’s Only Blood: Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation. 2018. 245p. Zed Books, $14.95 (9781786992628). Gr. 10-up.

An exploration of the secrecy, shame and fear often associated with menstruation worldwide and a call for menstrual activism and justice.

Advertisements

Nomination: Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer

51satindwvl-_sx422_bo1204203200_Pomeroy, Sarah B. and Jeyaraney Kathirithamby. Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer. 2018. 96p. Abrams, $21.95 (9781947440012). Gr. 4-7.

A beautifully illustrated biography of Maria Sibylla Merian, 17th century German entomologist and artist.

Nomination: The Doctor With an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath

51chlwet0il-_sx258_bo1204203200_Mosca, Julia Finley. The Doctor With an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath. Illus. by Daniel Rieley. 2017. 40p. The Innovation Press, $17.99 (9781943147311). Gr. K-4.

An illustrated biography of Dr. Patricia Bath, an African-American woman who faced racism, poverty and sexism on her path to becoming an innovative doctor who revolutionized treatments for blindness.