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.
April 11, 2014
Lun, Kate. Princesses Are Not Just Pretty. Illus. by Sue Hellard. 2014. Unpaged. Bloomsbury, $16.99 (978-1-59990-778-9). PreS-Gr 3.
Allie, Mellie and Libby decide to hold a beauty contest to see which of them is the prettiest princess. Their adventures on the way to the contest bring them some surprises and they discover that they would rather be the muddiest princess.
April 6, 2014
Sher, Abby. Breaking Free: True Stories of Girls who Escaped Modern Slavery. 2014. 240 p. Barron’s Educational Series, $9.99 (978-1438004532). Gr. 8 – up.
This book chronicles the lives of three women who escaped sexual slavery and became activists in the anti-trafficking movement rather than voiceless victims. [ltp]
Women around the world are rising up against oppression and brutality to empower themselves and control their future.
April 3, 2014
Alcott, Kate. The Daring Ladies of Lowell. 2014, 287p. Doubleday, $25.95 (978-0-385-53649-3). Gr 10-up.
It’s 1832 and Alice has escaped a life of farm work by getting a job at the mill. She treasures her new independence, but soon starts to realize that all is not right with conditions at the mill. Can she and the other “mill girls” stand up for their rights?
March 25, 2014
Biggs, Sharon. A Mad, Wicked Folly. 2014, 420p. Viking, $17.99 (978-0670014682). Gr. 9-up.
Vicky dreams of being an artist but everyone tells her she is “just a girl”–destined for marriage and motherhood, nothing more. Can Vicky find the courage to join with the suffragettes to fight for her freedom?
March 22, 2014
Reunited after a number of years, Fatima and Sami realize that their childhood affection has turned into love. But as a Hazara female and a Pashtun male in a small Afghanistan village, they know their relationship will bring dishonor and possibly death. Searching for a way to be together brings about hidden prejudices and betrayal.
March 19, 2014
Tobin, Paul. Bandette, Volume 1: Presto! Illus. by Colleen Coover. 2013. 142p. Dark Horse Books, $14.99 (978-1616552794). Gr. 6-up.
Normal French teenager or superthief? Bandette is both! Clever, resourceful, and hard to catch, she strolls the streets of Paris looking for adventure and mischief – all the while evading the police and capture by an international criminal organization.
March 18, 2014
Nomination: Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific
Farrell, Mary Cronk. Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific. 2014. 160p. Abrams. $24.95 (978-1-4197-1028-5) Gr. 5+
The largely unknown story of a group of Army and Navy nurses who signed up in peacetime, but found themselves in the midst of battle when the Philippines fell during World War II. These women became experts in combat nursing in makeshift hospitals and in prison of war camps following the military’s surrender.
March 13, 2014
Kelley, True. Who Was Abigail Adams? 2014. 105p. Grossett and Dunlap, 4.99.
Although she is perhaps best known as the wife of one president and mother of another, Abigail Smith Adams was a curious and bright girl who grew up with a keen interest in politics. A truly progressive thinker, she made clear that she believed the new nation should be one of equality for all, regardless of gender or color.
March 10, 2014
Amelia knew no bounds and dreamed big; daring to do to what many said couldn’t be done.