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.
August 31, 2014
Yousafzai, Malala, with Patricia McCormick. I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World: Young Readers Edition. 2014. 224p. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.00 (978-0-3163-2793-0). Gr. 5-10.
Yousafzai, an international advocate for human rights and girls’ education, retells the story of her own education, activism, and attempted murder. [krb]
August 30, 2014
Duncan, Alexandra. Salvage. 2014. 528p. Greenwillow, $17.99 (9780062220141). Gr. 9 and up.
Seventeen year old Ava has lived on a deep-space vessel governed by strict patriarchal rules. When she makes an innocent mistake, she is cast out and must make her way in a world where women have freedoms she never dreamed possible. [ltp]
Winters, Cat. The Cure for Dreaming. 2014. 368p. Amulet, $17.95 (9781419712166). Gr. 7-10
Olivia Mead is a modern and “responsible woman” in a time when women are expected to be compliant. Her father goes to extreme measures to cure her of her dreams: securing the vote for women and obtaining a college education.[ltp]
Belton, Blair. Abigail Adams: In her own Words. 2014. 32p. Gareth Stevens, $23.94 (9781433998706). Gr. 3-6.
Featuring Abigail Adam’s actual words in letters to her husband, this volume highlights Abigail’s stance on issues of the time: particularly her admonition to her husband to “remember the ladies”. [ltp]
August 25, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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.