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Amelia Bloomer

Welcome to the Amelia Bloomer Project blog!  We create an annual booklist of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth through 18.  We are part of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association.

2014-2015 Committee Members: Linda Parsons, co-chair, The Ohio State University, Marion (OH); Joy Worland, co-chair, Joslin Memorial Library (VT) ; Ann Bever, Dallas Public Library (TX); Katelyn Browne, Capital City Public Charter School (D.C.); Emily Fear, Sewickley Public Library (PA); Katie Mitchell, Saline District Library (MI); Lalitha Nataraj, Escondido Public Library (CA); Gesse Stark-Smith, Multnomah County Library (OR), Lizz Zitron, Pacific Lutheran University (WA). Alternate member: Katie Bruce, Princeton Public Library (NJ).

17 Comments »

  1. [...] For much-less-subjective judging criteria, check out the awesome Amelia Bloomer Project, which publishes an annual best-feminist-YA [...]

  2. [...] one that I think is certainly worth taking (more than) a glance at. I’m talking about the Amelia Bloomer Project, which recently announced its top 10 of 2011 list! This is a really neat organization affiliated [...]

  3. [...] and one that I think is certainly worth taking (more than) a glance at. I’m talking about the Amelia Bloomer Project, which recently announced its top 10 of 2011 list! This is a really neat organization affiliated [...]

  4. rhulshofschmidt said,

    Thank you for this wonderful resource! I’ve posted about it on my husband’s social justice blog, The Solipsistic Me: http://hulshofschmidt.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/yes-amelia-there-are-great-feminist-books-for-children-and-young-adults/

  5. Is there a way to search by age group? I know that each list is divided up – but rather than cutting and pasting from each year’s list for all of the books recommended in the specific age group – is there a way to just search by age for all suggestions, no matter the year?

  6. betholshewsky said,

    Not at this time, but we would love to make that a possibility in the future. At this time, I’m afraid we’re still in cut and paste mode rather than a searchable database. Great idea, sorry it’s not a reality for you now. Thanks for your understanding, Beth (co-chair Amelia Bloomer Project, 2010-2012)

  7. Eugene Shih said,

    How can I support your group’s work? I am increasingly troubled by the content of books targeted to girl readers. Books with plot lines that talk about relationships with boys perturb me. Please continue doing this work to help me select better books for my daughter that steer her away from worrying solely about how she looks to worrying about developing her mind and her self-confidence. Please also publish any book lists that don’t make it to the final list. My daughter is a voracious reader and I need to keep her reading good, feminist material!

  8. [...] research unearthed more details about what this list is all about. I feel truly honoured. The Amelia Bloomer Project, which is part of the American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Social Responsibility [...]

  9. bomogbjerke said,

    Hi I’m writing from a Danish feminist radio show – we’re interested in featuring the Amelia Bloomer Project on our show tmrw…is there a way to get in contact with a spokesperson from your blog? best regards Mette

  10. jslaw said,

    Hello Mette!

    You can reach us at ameliabloomerlist at gmail dot com . Not sure when this post was written but the opportunity sounds really interesting.

    Thanks!

  11. [...] Cimorene).  And, if you run through your own nostalgic picks, simply turn to sites like the Amelia Bloomer Project, which creates an annual booklist of the best feminist books for ages birth through [...]

  12. Congrats to writing buddy Carole Estby Dagg for the 2012 Bloomer List in fiction, The Year We Were Famous! Yeah!!!!

  13. [...] Amelia Bloomer Project is, as it says on their blog, “an annual booklist of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth through 18“. Ten years ago, a group of feminist librarians were at an American Library Association [...]

  14. Kristen said,

    Where are the books designated for toddler, preschool, and school aged children? Thanks so much.

  15. joyworland said,

    The books are divided by age group on the list.

  16. cslevin59 said,

    Has anyone produced a bookmark and/or display poster featuring these books?..I would LOVE to publicize them during Women’s History Month….
    We have posters produced by Permabound for Caldecott, Newbery, and Coretta Scott King, and one from Bound-to-Stay Bound for the annual Caldecott, Newbery and Siebert winners & honors, but nothing for this important award! Is there one I don’t know about or, if not, has the committee ever explored this with publishers?

  17. joyworland said,

    We are a list of recommended books rather than an award, so we don’t have anything produced by publishers. Some librarians improvise their own labels or bookmarks. Thanks for your interest.


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