Nomination: Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga

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Croll, Jennifer. Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga.  Illus. by Ada Buchholc. 2016. 208p. Annick Press, $24.95 (978-1-55451-786-2).  Gr. 7 and up.

Celebrate style icons throughout the ages and the ways they used fashion as a powerful tool for communication, protest, and to push societal boundaries.  Bad Girl of Fashion are the rule breakers who were determined to live life on their own terms and brought about very good change for the rest of us.

Nomination: CBLDF Presents: She Changed Comics

she-changed-comicsGomez, Betsy, ed. CBLDF Presents: She Changed Comics: The Untold Story of the Women Who Changed Free Expression in Comics!. 2016. 176p. Image Comics, $14.99 (978-1-6321-5929-8) Grade 8-up.

Women have played a significant role in maintaining free expression and creating ground-breaking content in comics since the industry’s earliest years.  These boundary-busting female writers, artists, publishers, and editors finally have their stories told in brief and informative profiles.