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With determined energy, the Amelia Bloomer Project curates a booklist of notable feminist literature for people from birth to age eighteen. Our work affirms the power of hearing, sharing, and trusting women’s voices.
Winter, Jonah. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs Inequality. 2017. 48p. Abrams Books for Young Readers, $18.95 (9781419725593). Gr. 2-5.
This “mock trial” picture book includes exhibits showing a young girl recognizing gender injustices and growing into a woman who opened doors for those who come after.
Mathieu, Jennifer. Moxie. 2017. 336p. Roaring Brook Press, $17.99 ( 9781626726352). Gr. 9-up.
During her junior year in high school Viv becomes aware of the double-standards blatantly perpetuated by school administrators and gets inspiration from her mom’s Riot Grrl youth to spark change.
Big Bob, Little Bob. Illus. by Laura Ellen Anderson. 2016. 32p. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763644369). PreS-Gr. 1. Howe, James.
Next-door neighbors Big Bob and Little Bob have different hobbies. Will cultural understandings of masculinity keep them from becoming friends?
Emmeline Pankhurst. Illus. by Ana Sanfelippo. 2017. Unpaged. Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, $14.99 (9781786030207). PreS-Gr.3. Kaiser, Lisbeth.
Emmeline Pankhurst, a political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement, fought for women to get the vote.
Ahimsa. 2017. 304p. Lee & Low/Tu, $18.95 (9781620143568). Gr. 3-7. Kelkar, Supriya.
Led by her mother, Anjali and her family become involved in the Indian freedom movement.
Ahdieh, Renee. Flame in the Mist. 2017. 392p. Penguin Random House/ G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $17.99 (9780399171635). Gr. 9-up.
After escaping from an attempt on her life, Mariko joins the bandits of the Black Clan and discovers where her true loyalties lie.
Beautiful. Illus. By Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. 2016. Unpaged. Hachette/Running Press, $16.95 (9780762457816). PreS. McAnulty, Stacy.
Beauty is not about looks, but about being empowered, strong, silly, smart, brave, dirty, and the myriad other things girls can be.