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.
October 17, 2014
Moran, Caitlin. How to Build a Girl. 2014. 352 pg. Harper Collins, $26.99 (978-0062335975). Gr. 10 and up.
Following an embarrassing appearance on local TV, fourteen-year-old Johanna Morrigan reinvents herself as music critic Dolly Wilde, gleefully eviscerating bands for a nationally-known music magazine while attempting to navigate the complications of love, sex, and family.
October 13, 2014
Dunham, Lena. Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned”. 2014. 265 pg. Random House, $28.00 (978-0-8129-9499-5). Gr. 10 and up.
Lena Dunham’s essay collection explores her experiences as a young woman and artist in a society that regularly questions her right to tell her own stories.
September 30, 2014
Feminist Content: Princess Magnolia has a secret identity as the stereotype-breaking Princess In Black, a superhero who answers the call whenever trouble appears. The Princess in Black is not just a “spunky” girl, she is actively aware she’s breaking standard princess protocol. She also inspires others to be more than society expects of them, when Duff the Goat Boy decides he can follow her example and become his own superhero though he’s viewed as a lowly goat boy. (LZ)
September 4, 2014
A collection of short inspirational biographies of women who turned their innovative ideas into real world solutions and made science their lifelong careers.
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.