Howe, James. Big Bob, Little Bob. Illus. by Laura Ellen Anderson. 2016. 32p. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763644369). PreS-Gr. 1.
Next-door neighbors Big Bob and Little Bob have different hobbies. Will cultural understandings of masculinity keep them from becoming friends?
Kaiser, Lisbeth. Emmeline Pankhurst. Illus. by Ana Sanfelippo. 2017. Unpaged. Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, $14.99 (9781786030207). PreS-Gr.3.
Emmeline Pankhurst, a political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement, fought for women to get the vote.
Kelkar, Supriya. Ahimsa. 2017. 304p. Lee & Low/Tu, $18.95 (9781620143568). Gr. 3-7.
Led by her mother, Anjali and her family become involved in the Indian freedom movement.
Ahdieh, Renee. Flame in the Mist. 2017. 392p. Penguin Random House/ G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $17.99 (9780399171635). Gr. 9-up.
After escaping from an attempt on her life, Mariko joins the bandits of the Black Clan and discovers where her true loyalties lie.
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.
Jensen, Kelly. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World. 2017. 240p. Algonquin Young Readers, $16.95 (9781616205867). Gr. 9-up.
Forty-four writers, performers and artists contribute essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations in this modern, intersectional feminist collection. An inclusive and diverse anthology and guide to contemporary feminism.
Wallmark, Laurie. Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code. Illus. by Katy Wu. 2017. 48p. Sterling, $16.95 (9781454920007). Gr. 1-4.
The inspiring story of Grace Hopper, a trailblazing woman who revolutionized computer science.