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.
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.
Whitley, Jeremy. The Unstoppable Wasp Vol. 1: Unstoppable. Illus. by Elsa Charretier. 2017. 120p. Marvel Comics, paper, $12.99 (9781302906467). Gr. 7-up.
After escaping the secret Red Room where she grew up as a captive assassin-in-training, teenage scientist Nadia decides to gather her fellow, unappreciated girl geniuses and change the world.
Perkins, Mitali. Bring The Distant Near. 2017. 320p. Macmillan/Farrar Strauss Giroux, $17.99 (9780374304904). Gr. 7- up.
Three generations of women in the Das family struggle to find their places in the world amid changing cultures, countries, and ideas of womanhood.
Reed, Amy. The Nowhere Girls. 2017. 416p. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $17.99 (9781481481731). Gr. 9-up.
Three social outcasts decide to take a stand after a former classmate’s rape goes unpunished and their anonymous call to action grows into a school-wide revolution challenging the town’s misogynist culture.
Jones, Kelly. Murder, Magic, and What We Wore. 2017. 304p. Knopf/Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9780553535204). Gr. 8-up.
After her father’s death, Annis Whitworth uses her newfound ability to sew magic into clothing to seek answers, help fight Napolean, and attempt to make a living as a single woman in 1818 London.