Nomination: The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love

the body is not an apology

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.


Nomination: Now a Major Motion Picture

now a major motion picture

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.



Nomination: Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

eloquent rage

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.