Quinn, Bridget. Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order). Illus. by Lisa Congdon. 2017. 192p. $29.95 (9781452152363). Gr. 10-up.
An art historian explores the work, lives and legacy of 15 women artists from 1600 to the present day.
Calkhoven, Laurie. Mae Jemison (You Should Meet). Illus. by Monique Dong. 2016. 48p. Simon Spotlight, $16.99 (9781481476492). Gr. 1-3.
A biography of Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut.
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.