Nominations and Recommendations are Open!

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.

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2018 Amelia Bloomer List

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

We, too

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.

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Nomination: The Poet X

the poet x by elizabeth acevedo

Acevedo, Elizabeth. The Poet X. 2018. 368p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen, hardcover, $17.99 (9780062662804). Gr. 9-12.

The coming-of-age of fifteen-year-old Xiomara Batista—aspiring poet, reluctant confirmation class attendee, twin, first-generation Dominican-American.