Nomination: Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity

yayoiSuzuki, Sarah. Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity. Illustrated by Ellen Weinstein. 2017. 40p. Abrams Books for Young Readers. $19.95 (9781633450394). Gr. K-5.

Designed for young children, this portrait of artist Yayoi Kusama discusses journey to art stardom and her innovative dot and circle approach to art.

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Nomination: Mary’s Monster

marys monsterJudge, Lita. Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and HOw Mary Shelley Created FRANKENSTEIN. 2018. 312p. Roaring Brook Press, $21.99 (978166725003). Gr. 9-up.

This illustrated novel based extensively on Mary Shelley’s personal writings delves into the life experiences that inspired and contributed to the creation of the world’s first published science fiction novel.