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.
Edwards, Sue Bradford, and Duchess Harris. Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA. 2017. 112p. Abdo, $25.95 (9781680783872). Gr. 5-10.
American advancements in aviation and aerospace engineering relied on the work of black women mathematicians and scientists, who faced significant racism and sexism.
Shetterly, Margot Lee. Hidden Figures: Young Readers’ Edition. 2016. 240p. HarperCollins, $7.99 (9780062662378). Gr. 3-7.
The inspiring story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who made significant contributions to the space program.
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.
Guglielmo, Amy and Jacqueline Tourville. Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire. Illus. by Brigette Barrager. 2017. Unpaged. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9781481461313). PreS-Gr. 3.
Artist and illustrator, Mary Blair did not let anyone compromise her vibrant visions of color despite the fact that many male colleagues considered her art too colorful and modern.
Kyi, Tanya Lloyd. Shadow Warrior. 64p. Annick Press, $12.95 (9781554519651). Gr. 3-6.
Chiyome uses her ninja training to open a ninja school for girls after her husband is killed in battle.
Smith-Liera, Danielle. Serena vs. Venus: How a Photograph Spotlighted the Fight for Equality. 2017. 64p. Capstone/Compass Point, $25.99 (9780756555337). Grades 5-9.
The groundbreaking legacy of the Williams sisters is captured in a photograph taken after the final match of the 2001 U.S. Open.