Color Me Powerful is the perfect activity book for young girls looking for a way to express their love of comics and embrace their girl power! (Thanks to Downtown Book works for the review copy.)
Take a look at our top picks of the year for middle grade novels and then chime in below in the comments with some of your favorites!
If you’re looking to start the new year out right with some awesome books, you can’t go wrong with any of these books on our best of 2017 list!
Roller derby – a kickass sport full of kickass women who go to the rink to kickass. It’s full of nasty bruises and harsh falls, but any derby girl will wear them as badges of honor. In the comic SLAM! we all get a taste of just how wonderful of a sport roller derby is.
I, Tonya is a never-ending cycle of violence without triumph or redemption, and it’s completely demoralizing. I am so thoroughly tired of depictions of violence against women being portrayed as ‘edgy’ and ‘revolutionary.’ Filmmakers should know better, and I’m sick of it.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is the comedic sequel of a 90s children’s movie we didn’t know we wanted, put together by a bunch of comedic goons who get the angle of those who grew up with it. It is better than expected, but not nearly as magical as the original.
Pitch Perfect 3 is the perfect action-comedy that hits all the right notes and avoids all the pitfalls it experienced in the second movie.
Scott Reintgen’s debut young adult novel, Nyxia, is a high-stakes thrill-ride full and easily one of the year’s best YA sci-fi novels!
Originally published as a webcomic, Cucumber Quest is an incredibly cute fantasy adventure set in a rich, colorful world full of quirky characters. Thanks to First Second Books for the review copy!
Tales of Hope & Courage shares stories about six of the greatest heroines from across all the Star Wars eras including General Leia, Rey, Sabine Wren, Ahsoka Tano, Padmé Amidala, and Jyn Erso.