March 1, 2014

Accepting 2015 Field Nominations

Posted in General at 7:42 am by joyworland

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.

August 25, 2014

Nomination: Hidden: An Irish Princess’ Tale

Posted in General at 12:59 pm by lali28

HiddenNapoli, Donna Jo. Hidden: An Irish Princess’ Tale. 2014. 384p.  $17.99.  978-1442483002. Gr 7-up

After she escapes from the slave traders who captured her, young Brigid vows to do everything in her power to save her older sister who is still being held captive.

August 17, 2014

Nomination: Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty

Posted in General at 3:07 pm by midgeworld


Heppermann, Christine. Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty. 128p. Greenwillow Books, $17.99 (978-0062289575). Gr.7-up.

A collection of powerful poems that twist and shatter the fairy tale image of women, girls, beauty, love, gender and body, giving young princesses a way out of their prisons.

August 15, 2014

Nomination: Rachel Carson: Environmental Pioneer

Posted in General at 5:14 pm by midgeworld

carsonHile, Lori. Rachel Carson: Environmental Pioneer. 2014. 48p. Heinemann-Raintree, $32.65 (9781484604717). Gr. 3-6.

Rachel Carson’s research and poetic writing on the dangers of pesticides changed the way Americans thought about conserving nature’s resources, her life long passion.

August 14, 2014

Nomination: I am a Bacha Posh, My Life as a Woman Living as a Man in Afghanistan

Posted in General at 12:46 pm by lali28

bachaposhManoori, Ukmina. With Stephanie Lebrun. Trans. by Peter E Chianchiano Jr. I am a Bacha Posh, My Life as a Woman Living as a Man in Afghanistan. 2014. 242. Skyhorse, $24.95 (9781629146812). Gr. 8-up.

Though she was born a girl, Ukmina’s father declares her a “son” soon after her birth. Raised as a boy, Ukmina relishes her freedoms, and refuses to go back to living as a girl when she hits her teens. She makes the brave choice to live as a man and later becomes an advocate for the rights of women in Afghanistan.

August 13, 2014

Nomination: A Pair of Twins

Posted in General at 9:47 pm by midgeworld


Mandana, Kavitha. Illus. by Nayantara Surendranath. A Pair of Twins. 2014. Unpaged. Karadi Tales, $11.95 (978-8-181-90302-0). Gr. K-3.

Born minutes apart, a young girl and her beloved elephant break gender roles in India by becoming the first female elephant trainer and lead elephant.

August 7, 2014

Nomination: Lies We Tell Ourselves

Posted in General at 12:51 pm by pittsburghspoon

lies we tell ourselvesTalley, Robin. Lies We Tell Ourselves. 2014. 304p. Harlequin Teen, $17.99 (978-0373211333). Gr. 8-up.

In 1959, two young women on the opposite sides of segregation break down the values and expectations of their small Virginia town when they are forced to work together on a school project.

July 25, 2014

Nomination: Malala Yousafzai and the Girls of Pakistan

Posted in General at 3:27 pm by gstarksmith

Malala Yousafzai and the Girls of Pakistan

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

Nomination: Gabi, A Girl in Pieces

Posted in General at 9:13 pm by kbrowner

GabiQuinteroQuintero, Isabel. Gabi, A Girl in Pieces. 2014. 208p. Cinco Puntos, $17.95 (1-935955-94-2 or 978-1-935955-94-8). Gr. 9-up.

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

Nomination: Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley

Posted in General at 12:09 pm by midgeworld

imgresWeigel, Jeff. Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley. 2014. 192p. Andrews McMeel Publishing, $9.99 (9781449441838). Gr.3-6.

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

Nomination: Tomboy

Posted in General at 3:02 pm by the outreach librarian

downloadPrince, Liz. Tomboy. 2014. 256 p. Zest, $14.99 (978-1-936976-55-3). Gr.9-.

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)

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