The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle
BIOGRAPHY JNF GOMEZ DE AVELLANDA
In free verse, evokes the voice of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a book-loving writer, feminist, and abolitionist who courageously fought injustice in nineteenth-century Cuba. Includes historical notes, excerpts from her writings, biographical information, and source notes.
Great Girls in Michigan History by Patricia Majher
HISTORY US MICHIGAN JNF MAJ
Great Girls in Michigan History highlights some of the girls from Michigan's past who did amazing things before they turned twenty years old. Author Patricia Majher presents easy-to-read mini-biographies of twenty girls with ties to Michigan, representing a variety of personal backgrounds and interests, locations across the state, and historical time periods.
A Pirate's Life for She: Swashbuckling Women Through the Ages by Laura Sook Duncombe
BIOGRAPHY JNF DUN
Profiles sixteen female buccaneers who sailed alongside--and sometimes in command of--their male counterparts, including the ancient Norse princess Alfhild, Sayyida al-Hurra of the Barbary corsairs, and Irish pirate Grace O'Malley.
Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
BIOGRAPHY TEEN ANDERSON
A poetic memoir and urgent call-to-action by the award-winning author of Speak blends free-verse reflections with deeply personal stories from her life to rally today's young people to stand up and fight the abuses, censorship and hatred of today's world.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
SF TEEN ADEYEMI
Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
Esther is a stowaway. She's hidden herself away in the Librarian's book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her-a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend. Her best friend who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda. The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing.
Modern HERstory by Blair Imani
An illustrated and informative primer on the progressive social change movements of the last 60 years as told through the stories of 60 diverse female and non-binary leaders in those movements, from the Civil Rights Movement and Stonewall riots through today.
Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder by Reshma Saujani
SELFHELP PERSGRO SAU
The founder of the Girls Who Code nonprofit shares insights into the toxic cultural standards affecting girls today, explaining how girls can transition from perfectionism to more courageous practices that understand the value of imperfection.
Black Girl Baking by Jerrelle Guy
COOKING BAKING GUY
Growing up sensitive and slightly awkward in a race-conscious space, Guy decided early on that good food is the most powerful way to connect, understand, and heal. She leaders readers on a sensual baking journey, using the five senses, as she retells food memories with ingredients that involve whole flours, less refined sugar, and vegan alternatives.
Yale Needs Women by Anne Gardiner Perkins
Yale University, along with the rest of the Ivy League, kept its gates closed to women until the class of 1969. The reason for letting them in? As an incentive for men to attend. Yale Needs Women is the story of why the most elite schools in the nation refused women for so long, and what the first women to enter those halls faced when they stepped onto campus.