Nomination: Girls on the Verge

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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.

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Nomination: What Every Girl Should Know: Margaret Sanger’s Journey

060555b8603e2edb65941d3f5afce62d8aeba79fMann, 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.