Nomination: Courageous Women of the Civil War: Soldiers, Spies, Medics, and More

9781613732007-us-300Cordell, M.R. Courageous Women of the Civil War: Soldiers, Spies, Medics, and More. 256p. Chicago Review Press, $19.99 (978-1-6137-3200-7). Gr. 7-up.
Profiles of 16 women who defied traditional roles in order to contribute to and survive the Civil War. These brave women served as medics, spies, battlefield helpers, and even soldiers on the front lines.

Nomination: Hillary Clinton: American Woman of the World

hillary-clinton-9781481460576_hrHarness, Cheryl. Hillary Clinton: American Woman of the World. 2016. 182p. Simon & Schuster/Aladdin, $17.99 (978-1-4814-6057-6). Gr. 6-up.

Glass-breaking and history-making, Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent her life championing the rights of women, children, and the disenfranchised. This biography shares her journey to the White House thus far, in all its complexity both personally and professionally.

Nomination: Remarkable Minds: 17 More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine.

51Zt8R9jWrL._SX398_BO1,204,203,200_Noyce, Pendred E. Remarkable Minds: 17 More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine. 2015. 183p. Tumblehome Learning, $18.95 (978-0-9907-8290-2), Gr. 7-up.

For centuries, women have dared to move beyond their traditional roles to pursue new understandings of the natural world. This book introduces 17 of those women, spanning four centuries and chronicles their contributions to natural science and medicine.

Nomination: Hillary

9780553533880Winter, Jonah. Hillary. Illus. By Raul Colon. 2016. 40p. Random House/Schwartz & Wade Books, $17.99 (978-0-5535-3388-0). PreS-Gr. 2.

A picture book biography about Hillary Rodham Clinton, an extraordinary woman who has made positive changes for girls and women worldwide while making political history.

Nomination: What a Kick: How a Clutch World Cup Win Propelled Women’s Soccer

9780756552930Berne, Emma Carlson.  What a Kick: How a Clutch World Cup Win Propelled Women’s Soccer. 2016. 64p. Capstone, $25.49 (978-0-7565-5293-0). Gr. 4-7.

Twenty-seven years after Title IX, the United States women’s soccer team won the 1999 World Cup and propelled the team and women’s soccer into the spotlight. The victory was more than winning a global title, it was a win for women in sports.

Nomination: The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure

ggPaul, Caroline. The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure. Illus. By Wendy MacNaughton. 149p. Bloomsbury, $18.00 (978-1-63286-123-8). Gr. 6-up.

The real-life thrilling stories of adventurer Caroline Paul includes tips, activities, and stories of other female adventurers to encourage girls to conquer fears, face challenges, and live lives of confidence, self-reliance, and teamwork.