Taylor, Sonya Renee. The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love. 2018. 160p. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, $17.95 (9781626569768). Gr. 10-up.
Poet and activist Sonya Renee Taylor explores the power of radical self-love to help everyone recognize, disrupt and heal from the systems that perpetuate body-based shame, oppression, and violence.
McCarthy, Cori. Now a Major Motion Picture. 2018. 400p. Sourcebooks/Sourcebooks Fire, $10.99 (9781492652380). Gr. 8-up.
While visiting the set of a movie based on her grandmother’s popular fantasy novels, Iris finds her own creative voice and gains new perspective on her grandmother’s legacy.
Evans, Claire L. Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet. 2018. 288p. Penguin/Portfolio, $27.00 (9780735211759). Gr. 9-up.
While the popular narrative about the development of the computer industry and the internet focuses almost entirely on men, this book illuminates the significant roles women played in modern technological history.
Quintero, Isabel. Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide. Illus. by Zeke Pena. 2018. 96p. Getty Publications, $19.95 (9781947440005). Gr. 7-up.
Graciela Iturbide uses photography to explore the beautiful realities of Mexican and Mexican American communities, celebrating especially women and nonbinary people who challenged patriarchal norms.
Keyser, Amber. Underneath It All: A History of Women’s Underwear. 2018. 96p. Lerner/Twenty-First Century Books, $37.32 (9781512425314). Gr. 7-up.
The history of women’s undergarments illustrates the changing social expectations and limitations on women’s freedom and control over their lives, bodies, and sexuality.
Cooper, Brittney. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower. 2018. 288p. Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press, $25.99 (9781250112576). Gr. 10-up.
Dr. Brittney Cooper, co-founder of Crunk Feminist Collective blog, reflects on her feminist journey and offers an unapologetically Black feminist perspective on politics, pop culture, sex, friendship, toxic masculinity, police violence, and more.
Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak: The Graphic Novel. Illus. by Emily Carroll. 2018. 374p. Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux, $19.99 (9780374300289). Gr. 9-up.
After being raped at a summer party, Melinda begins ninth grade as a silent outcast Through art, she slowly learns to survive, heal, and speak up about the assault.