March 1, 2013
Nominations for the 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List are now open!
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 below.
May 22, 2013
Timberlake, Amy. One Came Home. 2013. 272p. Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (978-0375869259). Gr. 5-8. [ab]
Georgie, a sharp shooter with a keen eye and even keener mind, sets out on a journey to prove her sister is still alive.
May 12, 2013
Dahl, Elisabeth. Genie Wishes. 2013. 288p. Amulet, $16.95 (978-1419705267). Gr. 4-6.
As blogger for her fifth grade class, Genie finds her voice and resists the boy-crazy, makeup-wearing, leg-shaving obsessions of new girl Blair and former BFF Sarah. [ltp]
May 7, 2013
Klein, Alina. Rape Girl. 2012. 125 p. Namelos, $18.95 (978-1-60898-123-6). Gr. 9 and up. [jw]
The story of Valerie’s rape and the aftermath, including the legal implications, her interactions with her peers and her family.
May 1, 2013
Nomination: Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II
Mullenbach, Cheryl. Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II. 2013. 266p. $19.95 (978-1-56976-808-2). Gr. 7-up.
Many African American women served our country during World War II, despite the racism and sexism they faced. Learn about their efforts and how they helped lay the foundation for the civil rights movement.
April 28, 2013
Hilary always wanted to be a coarse and salty pirate but is told a girl prancing around on the high seas is undignified. She stands her ground and becomes the heroic Terror of the Southlands.
Anderson, Tanya. Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg. 2013. 96p. Twenty First Century Books, $34.10 (9781467706926). Gr.4-7 (kdm)
Tillie led a privileged life in the small town of Gettysburg. When the Civil War arrived at her front door, she became not only an eyewitness to history, but one of the remarkable, everyday young women who plunged into service.
April 26, 2013
McCarthy, Meghan. Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton. 2013. 48p. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (978-1442422629). Gr.K-3.
Betty’s dream of being in the pilot’s seat took her there and beyond; to racing cars and training to be an astronaut, breaking records and barriers along the way. [ab]
April 20, 2013
Atwell, Mary Stewart. Wild Girls: A Novel. 2012. 288 p. Scribner, $25.00 (978-1451683271). Gr. 10 and up. [jw]
Kate’s transition to private school and adulthood is made infinitely more complex by the legacy of the Wild Girls in her hometown, and her fear that she will become one.
Kladstrup,Kristin. Garden Princess. 2013. 261 p. Candlewick Press, $15.99 (978-0-7636-5685-0). Gr. 4-6. [jw]
Princess Adela’s love of gardens leads her to the evil witch Hortensia, where she needs all of her wits, friendships and perseverance to change the fate of herself and others.
April 17, 2013
McCann, Michelle Roehm and Amelie Ward. Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa. 2012. 248p. Beyond Words Publishing, $18,99 (9781582703619). Gr. 4 and up. [aw]
Scientists, artists, explorers, athletes– this book shares the stories of over 40 girls finding their places in the world. Scattered throughout are fun facts and writing from not-yet-famous girls around the world who plan to make their marks.