Favilli, Elena and Francesca Cavallo. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls. 2016. 224p. Timbuktu Labs, $35.00 (9780997895810). Gr. 3-6.
Inspiring bedtime stories about the lives of 100 extraordinary women. The brief biographies are illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.
Feldman, Thea. Katherine Johnson. 2017. 48p. Simon & Schuster/Simon Spotlight, $16.99 (9781534403413). Gr. 1-3.
Katherine Johnson defied racial segregation and sexism to become a respected, ground-breaking mathematician with NASA.
Daniels, April. Dreadnought. 2017. 280p. Diversion Publishing, $14.99 (9781682300688). Gr. 9-up.
When the superhero Dreadnought dies in front of her, trans teen Danny inherits his superpowers and, in the process, gains her ideal body. But as Danny tries to embrace her new life and abilities, she must face sexism, transphobia, and a mysterious new supervillain.
Karim, Sheba. That Thing We Call A Heart. 2017. 288p. HarperTeen/HarperCollins, $17.99 (9780062445704). Gr. 9-up.
After falling out with her best friend Farah, Shabnam Qureshi’s summer before college looks bleak – until she meets and falls for the charming Jamie.
Winter, Jeanette. The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid. 2017. 56p. Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane, $17.99 (9781481446693). Gr. K-4.
Inspired by her childhood in Iraq, Zaha Hadid became a visionary and controversial architect whose buildings challenged conventional understandings of space.
Winter, Jonah. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs Inequality. 2017. 48p. Abrams Books for Young Readers, $18.95 (9781419725593). Gr. 2-5.
This “mock trial” picture book includes exhibits showing a young girl recognizing gender injustices and growing into a woman who opened doors for those who come after.
Mathieu, Jennifer. Moxie. 2017. 336p. Roaring Brook Press, $17.99 (9781626726352). Gr. 9-up.
During her junior year in high school Viv becomes aware of the double-standards blatantly perpetuated by school administrators and gets inspiration from her mom’s Riot Grrl youth to spark change.