Yeung, Bernice. In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers. 2018. 240p. New Press, $25.99 (9781620973158). Gr. 10-up.
Immigrant agricultural and domestic workers, as well as advocates and journalists, work to push back against a culture of sexual violence in their workplaces.
Shabazz, Ilyasah and Renée Watson. Betty Before X. 2018. 256p. Macmillan/FSG Books for Young Readers, hardcover, $16.99 (9780374306106). Grades 4-6.
Novel about the childhood of Betty Dean Sanders—before she became Dr. Betty Shabazz, before she married Malcolm X.
McCullough, Joy. Blood Water Paint. 2018. 304p. Penguin Random House/Dutton, hardcover, $17.99 (9780735232112). Gr. 10-12.
Verse novel based on the teen years of painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
Acevedo, Elizabeth. The Poet X. 2018. 368p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen, hardcover, $17.99 (9780062662804). Gr. 9-12.
The coming-of-age of fifteen-year-old Xiomara Batista—aspiring poet, reluctant confirmation class attendee, twin, first-generation Dominican-American.
McNamara, Margaret. The Dinosaur Expert. Illus. by G. Brian Karas. 2018. 40p. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (9780553511432). PreS-Gr. 3.
Kimmy wants to be a paleontologist, but a class trip to the museum leads her to doubt her ambitions. Can women be dinosaur scientists?
Browne, Mahogany L.. Black Girl Magic: A Poem by Mahogany L. Browne. Illus. by Jess X. Snow. 2018. 40p. Roaring Brook Press, $16.99 (9781250173720). Gr. 6-up
An ode for black girls and women to accept and love themselves.
Maclear, Kyo. Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Illus. by Julie Morstad. 2018. 40p. HarperCollins/Harper, $17.99 (9780062447616). Gr. 1-3.
Elsa Schiaparelli never gave up on her dreams of becoming an artist and redefined fashion, inspiring women and future artists.