Nomination: A Pirate’s Life for She: Swashbuckling Women Through the Ages

9781641600552Duncombe, Laura Sook. A Pirate’s Life for She: Swashbuckling Women Through the Ages. 216p. Chicago Review Press. $18.99 (9781641600552). Gr. 7-10.

A history of seldom-heard accounts of sixteen female pirates.

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Nomination: We Rule the Night

51r6dhfe2bql._sx329_bo1204203200_Bartlett, Claire Eliza. We Rule the Night. 393p. Little, Brown & Co. $17.99 (9780316417273). Gr. 9-up.

Two girls use forbidden magic to fly and fight — for their country and for themselves – in this fantasy that draws inspiration from the Soviet female bomber pilots of World War II known as the Night Witches.