Suzuki, 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.
Judge, 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.
Skelley, Billie Holladay. Ruth Law: The Queen of the Air. Illus. by Rachel Bowman. 2016. 50p. Goldminds Publishing, $12.99 (9781942905646). Gr. 2-5.
Told through the format of newspaper interviews and illustrations, this book shares the story of Ruth Law’s 1916, record-breaking solo flight from Chicago to New York.
Winter, Jonah. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs Inequality. 2017. 48p. Abrams Books for Young Readers, $18.95 (9781419725593). Gr. 2-5.
This “mock trial” picture book includes exhibits showing a young girl recognizing gender injustices and growing into a woman who opened doors for those who come after.
Mathieu, Jennifer. Moxie. 2017. 336p. Roaring Brook Press, $17.99 (9781626726352). Gr. 9-up.
During her junior year in high school Viv becomes aware of the double-standards blatantly perpetuated by school administrators and gets inspiration from her mom’s Riot Grrl youth to spark change.