Menon, Sandhya. There’s Something About Sweetie. 2019. 378p. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, hardback, $18.99 (9781534416789). Gr. 7-up.
Tired of being told being fat means she’s lacking, Sweetie begins to gain and display more confidence, including dating a handsome boy her mother says is out of her league.
Gough, Erin. Amelia Westlake Was Never Here. 2019. 356p. Little, Brown & Co., $17.99 (9780316450669). Gr. 9-up.
Will and Harriett reluctantly join forces in a rebellious feminist plan to expose harassment and inequality at their elite all-girls school.
Whitley, Jeremy. The Unstoppable Wasp: Unlimited: Vol. 1: Fix Everything. Illus. By Gurihuru. 2019. 120p. Marvel, paper, $15.99 (9781302914264). Gr. 7-up.
The Unstoppable Wasp Nadia Van Dyne is back with her team of teen girl scientists! But what will happen when villains A.I.M. strike?
Carlton, Susan Kaplan. In the Neighborhood of True. 2019. 320p. Algonquin, $17.95 (9781616208608). Gr. 8-up.
After moving to Atlanta in 1958, Ruth must choose between being Jewish or popular; she yearns to be a debutante, even as anti-Semitism complicates her embrace of Southern society.
Lin, Yvonne. The A-Z of Wonder Women. 2018. 47p. Little, Brown Books, $15.99 (9780316420976). Gr. 2-6.
An alphabet-style book highlighting 26 notable and inspiring women from across the globe and throughout time.
Perkins, Mitali. Forward Me Back to You. 2019. 432p. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $17.99 (9780374304928). Gr. 9-up.
A summer service trip to work with survivors of human trafficking allows two American teens, Katina and Ravi, to learn, grow, and heal their own suffering in unexpected ways.
Gill, Joel Christian. Fast Enough: Bessie Stringfield’s First Ride. 2019. 40p. Lion Forge, $17.99 (978154930314). Gr. PreS.
This picture book introduces children to groundbreaking Black motorcyclist Bessie Stringfield, imagining her first ride on a bicycle despite taunts from a group of nay-saying neighbor boys.