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.
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.
Richards, Cecile. Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead. 2018. 276p. Touchstone, $27.00 (978501187599). Gr. 10-up.
This memoir of Cecile Richards, a lifelong activist and feminist icon, offers practical advice and inspiration for aspiring leaders.
Spanyol, Jessica. Rosa Loves Dinosaurs. 2018. Unpaged. Child’s Play (International) Ltd, $4.99 (9781786281241). Ages 1-3.
Rosa likes to play with dinosaurs.
Spanyol, Jessica. Rosa Loves Cars. 2018. Unpaged. Child’s Play (International) Ltd, $4.99 (9781783281258). Ages 1-3.
Rosa likes to play with her cars.
Lee, Mackenzie. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. 2018. 464p. Katherine Tegen Books, $26.99 (9780062795328). Gr. 9-up.
Felicity Montague dreams of studying medicine but is constantly denied opportunities due to her gender. Trying to find a place for herself in the world, Felicity travels across Europe with two female friends on an unforgettable adventure.
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.