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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.
. Margaret and the Moon. Illus. by Lucy Knisley. 2017. 40p. $17.99 (9780399551857). K-Gr. 3. Robbins, Dean
As a pioneer in software programming, Margaret Hamilton’s curiosity and love of mathematics led her to NASA, where she helped put a man on the moon.
Quinn, Bridget. Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order). Illus. by Lisa Congdon. 2017. 192p. $29.95 ( 9781452152363). Gr. 10-up.
An art historian explores the work, lives and legacy of 15 women artists from 1600 to the present day.
Soupy Leaves Home. Illus. By Jose Pimienta. 2017. 208p. Dark Horse Books, $14.99 (9781616554316). Gr. 7-up. Castellucci, Cecil.
Pearl runs away from her abusive father and disguises herself as a boy during the Depression. Ramshackle the hobo takes her under his wing and together they ride the rails and wrestle their inner demons.
Calkhoven, Laurie. Women Who Launched the Computer Age (You Should Meet.) Illus. By Alyssa Petersen. 2016. 48p. Simon & Schuster/Simon Spotlight, $16.99 (9781481470469). Gr. 2-4.
erased history of six women who programmed the first all-electronic computer, ENIAC, during World War II without the aid of existing computer tools or programming languages.
Brantz, Loryn. Feminist Baby. 2017. Unpaged. Disney/Hyperion, $12.99 (9781424778586). PreS-Gr.1.
Feminist baby does what she wants and stays true to herself without letting gender stereotypes define her.
Calkhoven, Laurie. Mae Jemison (You Should Meet). Illus. by Monique Dong. 2016. 48p. Simon Spotlight, $16.99 (9781481476492). Gr. 1-3.
A biography of Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut.
Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World. 58p. Holiday House, $17.95 (9780823436750). Gr. 4-7. Lawlor, Laurie.
Biographies of six women who overcame myriad prejudices to become practicing scientists using their genius, ambition, and passion to change the world for the better.