Nomination: Ruth Law: The Queen of the Air

ruth lawSkelley, Billie Holladay. Ruth Law: The Queen of the Air. Illus. by Rachel Bowman. 2016. 50p. Goldminds Publishing, $12.99 (9781942905646). Gr. 2-5.

Told through the format of newspaper interviews and illustrations, this book shares the story of Ruth Law’s 1916, record-breaking solo flight from Chicago to New York.

 

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Nomination: The Pants Project

 

pants projectClarke, Cat. The Pants Project. 2017. 272 pages. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $16.99 (9781492638094). Gr. 4- 9.

When Liv starts at a new school with a strict uniform policy, he is forced to confront two things: one, that the policy states that girls must wear skirts and two, that he is a boy – but only he knows.

Nomination: Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate

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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.