March 1, 2014
All official nominations must be submitted by members of the Amelia Bloomer Project Committee. We do, however, encourage field nominations from any readers. Please review our criteria through the link on the right hand side of this page before submitting a field nomination via the link below.
Field nominations for the 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project List will close on September 30th.
July 25, 2014
Aretha, David. Malala Yousafzai and the Girls of Pakistan. 2014. 64 p. Morgan Reynolds, $27.45 (978-1-59935-454-3). Gr. 7-up.
Malala Yousafzai stood up for her right to education and continues to speak out on behalf of girls worldwide. This biography tells her story and sets it in the wider context of Pakistan and the struggle for women’s rights.
July 21, 2014
During Gabi’s senior year of high school, she navigates her family’s ideas about “good girls” and “bad girls” while figuring out who she wants to be.
July 6, 2014
Young Alanna finds a nest of dragon eggs and becomes the surrogate mother to one hatchling. This leads to a grand adventure as she tries to save a secret dragon valley from certain destruction.
July 2, 2014
Tomboy Liz Prince struggles with her gender identity growing up and figuring out where girls like her fit into the social spectrum. A straight girl who wears boys’ clothes and plays with “boy” toys, Liz would prefer to be a boy as she believes boys have more room to be themselves as opposed to the cookie-cutter role girls are allowed to occupy. With the help of new friends, feminist zines, and the punk scene, she discovers that her problem is not who she is, but rather the expectations society puts on restrictive gender roles. (LZ)
June 27, 2014
June 24, 2014
Amira is twelve and on the road to adulthood in her peaceful Sudanese village. To her mother, this means learning to be a good wife and mother. But Amira yearns to read, write, and attend school. When their village is attacked by the Janjaweed, what is left of Amira’s family is forced to flee for a refugee camp. There, Amira begins to fulfill her dream of an education; she also begins to question the happiness women are expected to garner from marriage and motherhood. Amira takes great risks to make her dream of education, which she will bring back to help her people, come true.
Saujani, Reshma. Women Who Don’t Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way. 2013. 176p. New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $23.00 (9780544027787).
Despite her unsuccessful bid for a congressional seat, Saujani advocates for increased female political engagement and encourages women to ignore advise to “wait their turn.” [ltp]
Friesner, Esther. Deception’s Princess. 2014. 325p. Random House, $17.99 (978044981633). Gr. 7-9.
Maeve was born with her fists clenched and is loved, by some, for her spirit and courage. She uses her wits to survive political intrigue and to foil a plot against her father, the High King – earning the right to decide her own fate. [ltp]
June 16, 2014
Lucy Peevey dreams of leaving Sunnyside Trailer Park, and becoming a scientist like Sally Ride. Because her mother is mentally ill, it falls upon the Lucy to keep the family together, making it extremely difficult for her to realize her goals. But Lucy isn’t one to give up.
June 10, 2014
Kuklin, Susan. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out. 2014, 182p. Candlewick Press, $22.99 (978-0-7636-5611-9). Gr 9-up.
These first person accounts by transgender youth allow readers a window into a diverse set of experiences.