Nominations and field recommendations for the 2019 Amelia Bloomer List are now open.
Committee members will be posting their nominations to this blog between now (March 1st) and October 31st.
Readers who would like to recommend titles for consideration may submit Field Recommendations.
Publishers who are interested in submitting titles for committee consideration should contact the co-chairs at ameliabloomer project at gmail.
it is time to remember
time to summon our voices from the belly of the earth
time to feel, cry, rage, heal, and to truly live life instead
–Helen Knott (Dane Zaa/Cree), from “The Things We Taught Our Daughters” in #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women
Girls and women are asserting their truth around the world as they write their own stories, make their voices heard, and demand change. We, too, learn, create, remember and share, support, and believe as we curate our booklist of notable feminist literature for people from birth to age eighteen that reflects the myriad truths of people worldwide.
Morrison, Eleanor. C is for Consent. Illus. by Faye Orlove. 2018. 14p. Phonics with Finn, board, $14.95 (9780999890806). PreS.
At a fun family party, Finn and his parents remind guests that mutual consent is important in all social interactions.
Taylor, Sonya Renee. Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls. Illus. by Cait Brennan. 2018. 174p. Rockridge Press, paper, $12.99 (9781641521666). Gr. 4-7
This body-positive and inclusive puberty guide offers information and advice to girls as they learn to understand and celebrate their changing bodies.
Reyes, Barbara Jane. Invocation to Daughters. 2017. 74p. City Lights, paper, $14.95 (9780872867475). Gr. 10-up.
Poems condemn physical, emotional, and structural violence against women and girls with a focus on Filipina experience and resistance.
Chewins, Hayley. The Turnaway Girls. 2018. 258p. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763697921). Gr. 4-9.
Raised in an underground cloister as a turnaway girl, Delphernia Undersea uses her voice to free herself and the island of Blightsend.
Prout, Chessy with Jenn Abelson. I Have the Right to: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope. 2018. 416p. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry, $18.99 (9781534414433). Gr. 9-up.
In May 2014, Chessy Prout, a 9th grader at the elite St. Paul’s School, was raped by a senior boy. As she and her family seek justice and healing, Chessy finds her voice as an activist.
Bond, Beverly, ed. Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth. 2018. 256p. Simon & Schuster/Atria/37 INK. $30.00 (9781501157929). Gr. 7-up.
A diverse group of black women and girls reflect on their achievements and experiences.
Imani, Blair. Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History. Illus. by Monique Le. 2018. 195p. Penguin Random House/Ten Speed Press, $17.99 (9780399582233). Gr. 9-up
Modern HERstory highlights the lives of seventy diverse women and nonbinary people who are fighting for social justice and inclusion.