Nomination: Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

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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.

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Nomination: Speak: The Graphic Novel

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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.

Nomination: Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate

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Quinn, Zoe. Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, And How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate. 2017. 256p. PublicAffairs, $27.00 (9781610398084). Gr. 10-up.

Video game designer Zoe Quinn describe how she survived #gamergate, the misogynist online hate campaign, and became an advocate for targets of online harassment and abuse.