Nomination: It’s Only Blood: Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation

31kpdayvvkl-_sx324_bo1204203200_Dahlqvist, Anna. It’s Only Blood: Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation. 2018. 245p. Zed Books, $14.95 (9781786992628). Gr. 10-up.

An exploration of the secrecy, shame and fear often associated with menstruation worldwide and a call for menstrual activism and justice.

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Nomination: Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer

51satindwvl-_sx422_bo1204203200_Pomeroy, Sarah B. and Jeyaraney Kathirithamby. Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer. 2018. 96p. Abrams, $21.95 (9781947440012). Gr. 4-7.

A beautifully illustrated biography of Maria Sibylla Merian, 17th century German entomologist and artist.

Nomination: Sadie

sadie by courtney summers

Summers, Courtney. Sadie. 2018. 320p. St. Martin’s/Wednesday, $17.99 (9781250105714). Grades 9-12.

The story of nineteen-year-old runaway Sadie Hunter’s quest to track down her sister’s murderer, told in alternating chapters by Sadie herself and the true crime podcaster who is trying to find her.