Bartlett, Claire Eliza. We Rule the Night. 393p. Little, Brown & Co. $17.99 (9780316417273). Gr. 9-up.
Two girls use forbidden magic to fly and fight — for their country and for themselves – in this fantasy that draws inspiration from the Soviet female bomber pilots of World War II known as the Night Witches.
Wan, Joyce. Dream Big. 2019. 24p. Cartwheel, $9.99 (9781338338683). PreS.
Female leaders, visionaries, and dreamers encourage readers to explore all possibilities and dream BIG!
Schmidt, Gary D. So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk Toward Freedom. 2018. 48p. Macmillian/Roaring Brook Press, $18.99 (9781626728721). Gr. 1-5.
Biography of Sojourner Truth, her early life under slavery, finding her purpose and her life’s work as an abolitionist and advocate for civil rights and women’s rights.
Lee, Stacey. The Downstairs Girl. 2019. 374p. G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9781524740955). Gr. 8-12.
A young Chinese woman finds herself caught between what is customary and what is right when she takes on work as an anonymous advice columnist in the antebellum South.
Tapper, Alice Paul. Raise Your Hand. Illus. by Marta Kissi. 32p. Penguin Workshop. $17.99 (9781524791209). PreS-Gr.3.
11-year-old Alice challenges girls to have confidence, to raise their hands and speak up in class.
Youngdahl, Shana. As Many Nows as I Can Get. 2019. 432p. Dial Books, $17.99 (9780525553854). Gr. 9 and up.
Reflecting back and forth between the present and the past, Scarlett recounts the emotional challenges of her first year of college, recovering from intense relationships and discovering new ones.
Ruby, Laura. Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All. 2019. HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, hardcover, $17.99 (9780062317643). Gr. 9-up.
Two young women try to survive in harsh circumstances in WWII Chicago–one of them living, one of them dead.