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.
Robinson, Phoebe. You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain. 2016. 320p. Plume, $16.00 (9780143129202). Gr. 10-up.
Comedian Phoebe Robinson discusses the intersections of gender, race, feminism and pop culture in this collection of essays.
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.
Bildner, Phil. Martina and Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports. Illus. by Brett Helquist. 2017. 40p. Candlewick, hardcover, $16.99 (9780763673086). Gr. 2-5.
A picture book biography of tennis greats Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert—career-long rivals and life-long friends.
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.
Wiesner, David and Donna Jo Napoli. Fish Girl. 2017. 192p. Clarion Books, $25.00 (9780547483931). Gr. 5-7.
A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, trapped by Neptune in a boardwalk aquarium, becomes friends with an ordinary girl. The girls’ friendship inspires Fish Girl’s longing for freedom and independence.
Watson, 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.