Nomination: Hidden Figures: Young Readers’ Edition

168696Shetterly, Margot Lee. Hidden Figures: Young Readers’ Edition. 2016. 240p. HarperCollins, $7.99 (9780062662378). Gr. 3-7.

The inspiring story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who made significant contributions to the space program.

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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.

Nomination: What Milly Did

9781554988938_fae78Moser, Elise. What Milly Did: The Remarkable Pioneer of Plastics Recycling. Illus. by Scot Ritchie. 2016. 44p. Groundwood, paper, $9.95 (9781554988938). Gr. 2-5.

Milly Zantow introduced a functional plastics recycling system to the United States using community-oriented business practices.