Carpenter, Angelica Shirley. Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist. 2018. 284p. South Dakota Historical Society Press, $19.95 (9781941813188). Gr. 9-up.
A prominent leader in the early American women’s suffrage movement, Matilda Joslyn Gage was almost written out of history for her more radical views.
Blount, Patty. Someone I Used to Know. 2018. 356p. Sourcebooks/Sourcebooks Fire, $10.99 (9781492632818). Gr. 9-up.
Two years after being raped, Ashley must navigate the devastating effects of her assault. Derek, Ashley’s brother, must also acknowledge his faults and complicity in what happened to Ashley.
Martin, Maggie Ann. To Be Honest. 2018. 293p. Swoon Reads, $16.99 (9781250183156). Gr. 7-up.
After her beloved sister leaves for college, Savannah must navigate living alone with her weight-obsessed mother’s increasingly intense diet and body-shaming commentary.
Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Hearts Unbroken. 2018. 304p. Candlewick P, $17.99 (9780763681142). Gr. 8-up.
After Louise’s boyfriend mocks Native people, her next step is obvious: she dumps him. Still, challenges abound as she balances her Muscogee identity with high school, family, and romance.
Morrison, Eleanor. C is for Consent. Illus. by Faye Orlove. 2018. 14p. Phonics with Finn, board, $14.95 (9780999890806). PreS.
At a fun family party, Finn and his parents remind guests that mutual consent is important in all social interactions.
Taylor, Sonya Renee. Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls. Illus. by Cait Brennan. 2018. 174p. Rockridge Press, paper, $12.99 (9781641521666). Gr. 4-7
This body-positive and inclusive puberty guide offers information and advice to girls as they learn to understand and celebrate their changing bodies.
Reyes, Barbara Jane. Invocation to Daughters. 2017. 74p. City Lights, paper, $14.95 (9780872867475). Gr. 10-up.
Poems condemn physical, emotional, and structural violence against women and girls with a focus on Filipina experience and resistance.