Skelley, 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.
Bowman, Erin. Retribution Rails. 2017. 374p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99 (9780544918887). Gr. 9-up.
Unwilling outlaw Reece Murphy meets aspiring journalist Charlotte Vaughan during a botched train robbery and together they embark on a mission of vengeance. They become unlikely allies as they seek both revenge and personal freedom.
Clarke, 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.
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.
Harrison, Vashti. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. 2017. 96p. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9780316475112). Gr. 3-7.
Illustrated biographies of 40 trailblazing black women in American history.
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.