Nomination: Beautiful

61URgTw8ccL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_McAnulty, Stacy. Beautiful. Illus. By Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. 2016. Unpaged. Hachette/Running Press, $16.95 (9780762457816). PreS.

Beauty is not about looks, but about being empowered, strong, silly, smart, brave, dirty, and the myriad other things girls can be.


Nomination: Queens of Geek

61a18CVfpQL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Wilde, Jen. Queens of Geek. 2017. 288p. Swoon Books/Macmillian, $10.99 (9781250111395). Gr. 8-up.
Best friends Charlie and Taylor battle the double standards and sexism in fandom and Hollywood at SupaCon. Rising star Charlie struggles with expectations of fans and studios while Taylor navigates life, love, and fandom through the lens of Asperger’s.