Nomination: The Unstoppable Wasp Vol. 1: Unstoppable

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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.

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Nomination: Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire

Guglielmo, Amy and Jacqueline Tourville. Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire. Illus. by Brigette Barrager. 2017. Unpaged. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9781481461313). PreS-Gr. 3.

Artist and illustrator, Mary Blair did not let anyone compromise her vibrant visions of color despite the fact that many male colleagues considered her art too colorful and modern.