Kisner, Adrienne. Six Angry Girls. 2020. 272p. Feiwel & Friends, $17.99 (9781250253422). Gr. 6-12.
Six Girls form a Mock Trial team, fight sexist judges via yarn bombing, and find a little love and acceptance along the way.
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.
Lee, Lyla. I’ll Be the One. 2020. 336p. Harper Collins / Katherine Tegen, $17.99 (9780062936929). Gr. 6-12.
Skye Shin is determined to win a competition to become the next big K-Pop star, and she won’t let anyone tell her she needs to lose weight to do it.
Curry, Parker & Jessica. Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment. Illus. by Brittany Jackson. 2019. 40p. Simon & Schuster, $17.99 (9781534451865). PreS – Gr. 1.
During a trip to the National Portrait Gallery, young Parker sees Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s portrait for the first time and sees her future greatness in her role model’s image.
Slade, Suzanne. Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. Illus. by Cozbi Cabrera. 2020. 48p. Abrams, $17.99 (9781419734113). K – Gr. 2.
Writing and publishing poetry from the age of eleven, Gwendolyn Brooks went on to become the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize.
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.
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”.
Bolden, Tonya. Saving Savannah. 2020. 264p. Bloomsbury, $17.99 (9781681198040). Gr. 6-12.
Wanting more than a life of privilege, Savannah Riddle, an upper-class African American girl living in D.C. in 1919, seeks to learn more about the under-privileged, and ultimately about herself.
Beaty, Andrea. Sofia Valdez, Future Prez. Illus. by David Roberts. 2019. 40p. Abrams, $18.99 (9781419737046). PreS- Gr. 1.
When her abuelo is injured on a trash pile in her neighborhood, young Sofia decides to replace it with a park. And with persistence and hard work, she succeeds.