Nomination: Girls Made of Snow and Glass

51twgv4391l-_sx334_bo1204203200_Bashardoust, Melissa. Girls Made of Snow and Glass. 2017. 400p. Flatiron, $18.99 (9781250077738). Gr. 9-up.

Mina, the daughter of a feared and powerful magician, becomes Queen and stepmother to Lynet – the only daughter of King Nicholas of Whitespring, and the creation of her father’s magical abilities. Years later, the bond they have forged will be tested by expectations that have been forced upon them. Both Lynet and Mina must decide whether to destroy one another or to reshape the very world that controls them.

Nomination: Noteworthy

noteworthy by rile redgate

Redgate, Riley. Noteworthy. 2017. 335p. Abrams/Amulet, hardcover, $17.95 (9781419723735). Grades 9-12.

High school junior Jordan Sun creates a male persona to apply for her school’s most prestigious all-male a cappella group… and gets accepted, requiring her to continue living a double life.

Nomination: Trudy’s Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm

Macy, Sue. Trudy’s Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm. Illus. by Matt Collins. 2017. 36p. Holiday House, Inc., $16.95 (9780823436651). Gr. 1-5.

During a time when women in sports were just starting to gain the recognition they deserved, Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim across the English Channel.

Nomination: Piecing Me Together

piecing me togetherWatson, Renee. Piecing Me Together. 2017. 264p. Bloomsbury, $17.99 (978-1-68119-105-8). Gr. 7-up.

Instead of receiving a recommendation for the abroad program at her exclusive private school, Jade is placed in the “Woman to Woman” mentorship program for at-risk girls, where she comes to terms with the positives and negatives of both the program and her specific mentor, while also growing her art and understanding of friendship, love and family.