Nomination: Gimme Everything You Got

Palmer, Iva-Marie. Gimme Everything You Got. 2020. 400p. HaperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $18.99 (9780062937254). Gr. 9-up.

It’s 1979 and Title IX has facilitated the start of a girls’ soccer team at 17-year-old Susan Klintock’s school. Will she lead her team to victory?

Nomination: Drawn That Way

Sussman, Elissa. Drawn That Way. 2021. 352p. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $19.99,( 9781534492974). Gr. 7-up.

Hayley Saffitz recruits the five other girls at a prestigious animation internship to create and screen their short film in spite of the misogynistic boy’s club environment.