Robinson, Phoebe. You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain. 2016. 320p. Plume, $16.00 (9780143129202). Gr. 10-up.
Comedian Phoebe Robinson discusses the intersections of gender, race, feminism and pop culture in this collection of essays.
Wiesner, David and Donna Jo Napoli. Fish Girl. 2017. 192p. Clarion Books, $25.00 (9780547483931). Gr. 5-7.
A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, trapped by Neptune in a boardwalk aquarium, becomes friends with an ordinary girl. The girls’ friendship inspires Fish Girl’s longing for freedom and independence.
Moss, Marissa. Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective. Illus. by April Chu. 2017. 44p. Creston Books, $18.99 (9781939547330). K-Gr. 6.
Intelligent and determined, Kate Warne, the first female professional private detective in the United States, cracks her first case and solves the mystery of the missing money.
Fleming, Melissa. A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival. 2017. 288p. Flatiron Books, $25.99 (9781250105998). Gr. 10-up.
Increasing violence in Syria forces 16-year-old student Doaa Al Zamel to flee her homeland. Doaa’s true story of resistance and survival underscores the ongoing plight of Syrian refugees.
Atkins, Jeannine. Stone Mirrors: the Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis. 2017. 176p. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9781481459051). Gr. 8-up.
A biographical novel in verse about Edmonia Lewis, the once-celebrated Native American (Ojibwe) and African-Haitian female sculptor working in the years following the American Civil War.
White, Ellen Emerson. A Season of Daring Greatly. 2017. 432p. Greenwillow Books, $17.99 (9780062463210). Gr. 8-up.
Eighteen-year-old Jill Cafferty, a star pitcher, becomes the first woman drafted by a Major League Baseball team. Now she has to make a place for herself in a male-dominated world.
Keating, Jess. Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist. Illus. by Marta Alvarez Miguens. 2017. 40p. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $17.99 (9781492642046). PreS-Gr. 3.
This picture book beautifully illustrates the remarkable life story of pioneering scientist, Eugenie Clark.