January 26, 2013
Announcing the 2013 Amelia Bloomer Project Top Ten List
The Amelia Bloomer Project, a product of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table’s (SRRT) Feminist Taskforce, announces the 2013 Amelia Bloomer Project Top 10 List.
The Top 10 titles of the 2013 Amelia Bloomer List include:
Bartels, Peggielene and Eleanor Herman. King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village. 2012. 333p. Doubleday, $25.95 (978-0-3855-3432-1).
The complete Amelia Bloomer Project List will be announced on Monday, January 28, 2013.
The Amelia Bloomer Project List consists of well written and illustrated books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers from birth to 18 years old. Named for Amelia Bloomer, a pioneering 19th century newspaper editor, feminist thinker, public speaker and suffragist, the list features books about girls and women that spur the imagination while confronting traditional female stereotypes. The bibliography is intended to aid children and teens in selecting high-quality books released over the past 18 months and may be used for a recommended reading list for youth and those who interact with them and as a collection development or reader’s advisory tool for interested librarians.
The Amelia Bloomer Project committee members are Jennie Law (co-chair), Angela Semifero (co-chair), Ann Bever, Betsy Miguez, Katie Mitchell, Lalitha Nataraj, Linda Parsons, Kelly Rottmund, April Witteveen, and Joy Worland.