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.

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)

June 27, 2014

Nomination: My Notorious Life

Posted in General at 12:07 pm by joyworland

KMManning, Kate. My Notorious Life. 2013. 434 p. Scribner, $26.99 (978-1-4516-9806-0). Gr. 10 -up. [jw]
In spite of growing up in poverty, Axie becomes a medical practitioner and businesswoman who, despite multiple legal battles, insists on providing 19th century women with reproductive choice.

June 24, 2014

Nomination: The Red Pencil

Posted in General at 5:01 pm by the outreach librarian

9780316247818_p0_v5_s260x420Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Illus. Shane W. Evans. The Red Pencil. 2014. 324pg. Little, Brown. $17.00.978-0-316-24780. Gr.4-6.

Amira is twelve and on the road to adulthood in her peaceful Sudanese village. To her mother, this means learning to be a good wife and mother. But Amira yearns to read, write, and attend school. When their village is attacked by the Janjaweed, what is left of Amira’s family is forced to flee for a refugee camp. There, Amira begins to fulfill her dream of an education; she also begins to question the happiness women are expected to garner from marriage and motherhood. Amira takes great risks to make her dream of education, which she will bring back to help her people, come true.

Nomination: Women Who Don’t Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way

Posted in General at 8:36 am by phd004






Saujani, Reshma. Women Who Don’t Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way. 2013. 176p. New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $23.00 (9780544027787).

Despite her unsuccessful bid for a congressional seat, Saujani advocates for increased female political engagement and encourages women to ignore advise to “wait their turn.” [ltp]

Nomination: Deception’s Princess

Posted in General at 8:09 am by phd004






Friesner, Esther. Deception’s Princess. 2014. 325p. Random House, $17.99 (978044981633). Gr. 7-9.

Maeve was born with her fists clenched and is loved, by some, for her spirit and courage. She uses her wits to survive political intrigue and to foil a plot against her father, the High King – earning the right to decide her own fate. [ltp]

June 16, 2014

Nomination: Chasing the Milky Way

Posted in General at 5:39 pm by lali28

Chasing the Milky WayMoulton, Erin E.  Chasing the Milky Way. 2014. 288p. Philomel, $16.99 (978-0399164491).

Lucy Peevey dreams of leaving Sunnyside Trailer Park, and becoming a scientist like Sally Ride. Because her mother is mentally ill, it falls upon the Lucy to keep the family together, making it extremely difficult  for her to realize her goals. But Lucy isn’t one to give up.


June 10, 2014

Nomination: Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Posted in General at 6:25 pm by gstarksmith


Kuklin, Susan.  Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out.  2014, 182p.  Candlewick Press, $22.99 (978-0-7636-5611-9).  Gr 9-up.

These first person accounts by transgender youth allow readers a window into a diverse set of experiences.

Nomination: Princess Sparkle-Heart

Posted in General at 6:09 pm by gstarksmith


Schneider, Josh.  Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover.  2014.  Unpaged.  Clarion Books, $16.99 (978-0-544-14228-2).  Pres-Grade 1.

Princess Sparkle-Heart, Amelia’s best friend, has an “accident” but with some ingenuity Amelia and her mom make her stronger, tougher and better than ever.


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