Waller, Sharon Biggs. Girls on the Verge. 2019. 240p. Henry Holt & Co., $17.99 (9781250151698). Gr. 9-up.
High school student Camille, and two friends, must drive thousands of miles to procure the abortion Camille can’t get due to restrictions in her home state of Texas.
Mann, J. Albert. What Every Girl Should Know: Margaret Sanger’s Journey. 2019. 240p. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (9781534419322). Gr. 7-9.
A historical novel spanning the early formative years of feminist and women’s health activist Margaret Higgins as she struggles to forge her own path.
Rum, Etaf. A Woman is No Man. 2019. 352p. Harper, $26.99 (9780062699763). Gr. 10-up.
A novel tracing the lives of three generations of Palestinian-American women, Deya, Isra and Fareeda, who struggle to find their places, and their voices, in a culture dominated by men.
Cavallaro, Brittany and Emily Henry. Hello Girls. 2019. 336p. Katherine Tegan Books, $17.99 (9780062803429). Gr. 9-up.
Best friends Winona and Lucille, who have had enough of the controlling men in their lives, hit the road to make a new life for themselves.
Rockliff, Mara. Billie Jean! How Tennis Star Billie Jean King Changed Women’s Sports. Illus. by Elizabeth Baddeley. 2019. 40p. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $17.99 (978-0525517795). PreS-Gr. 3.
Tennis phenomenon Billy Jean fought for fairness in women’s sports, and proved that men and women are equal on and off the court.
Khan, Hena. Under My Hijab. Illus. by Aaliya Jaleel. 2019. 32p. Lee & Low Books, $17.95 (9781620147924). PreS-Gr. 2.
A young girl observes women in her life who each wear the hijab in a unique way, and imagines how she may someday express her personality through her hijab.
Khan, Sabina. The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali. 2019. 326p. Scholastic, $17.99 (9781338227017). Gr. 9-up.
As a queer, Bengali-American teen, Rukhsana tries to navigate love, culture and family.