Nomination: Work It, Girl: Michelle Obama

Moss, Caroline. Work It, Girl: Michelle Obama. Illus. by Sinem Erkas. 2020. 64p. Quarto Knows / Frances Lincoln Children’s, $15.99 (9780711245181). Gr. 2 – 4. 

Follow the incredible journey of Michelle Obama from lawyer to advocate for social change to First Lady of the United States, and learn how to be a leader just like her.  

Nomination: Unbeatable Betty: Betty Robinson, the First Female Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist

Kimmel, Allison Crotzer. Unbeatable Betty: Betty Robinson, the First Female Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist. Illus. by Joanie Stone. 2020. 40p. Harper Collins, $17.99 (9780062896070). K – Gr. 2. 

Betty Robinson was the first female Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist and survived a plane crash and a crushing leg injury to win a second Gold Medal in 1936.  

Nomination: For Spacious Skies: Katharine Lee Bates and the Inspiration for “America the Beautiful”

Churnin, Nancy. For Spacious Skies: Katharine Lee Bates and the Inspiration for “America the Beautiful”. Illus. by Olga Baumert. 2020. 32p. Albert Whitman & Co, $16.99 (9780807525302). K-Gr. 2.

Inspired by the beauty of the country during a long trip, Katheine Lee Bates wrote the poem that would become “America the Beautiful”.