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.
Shetterly, Margot Lee and Winifred Conklin. Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race. Illus. By Laura Freeman. 2017. 38p. HarperCollins, hardback, $17.99 (9780062742469). PreS – Gr. 3.
Four female African American computers overcame gender and racial barriers to help send the United States into space.
Cooper, Brittney. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower. 2018. 288p. Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press, $25.99 (9781250112576). Gr. 10-up.
Dr. Brittney Cooper, co-founder of Crunk Feminist Collective blog, reflects on her feminist journey and offers an unapologetically Black feminist perspective on politics, pop culture, sex, friendship, toxic masculinity, police violence, and more.
Stone, Tanya Lee. Who Says Women Can’t Be Computer Programmers?: The Story of Ada Lovelace. Illus. by Marjorie Priceman. 2018. Henry Holt & Co., $18.99 (9781627792998). Gr. 1-3.
This picture book biography tells the story of Ada Lovelace, the woman recognized today as history’s first computer programmer.
Dawson, Delilah S. Ladycastle. Illus. By Ashley A. Woods and Becca Farrow. 2017. 112p. Boom! Studios, paperback, $14.99 (9781684150328). Gr. 6-up.
When King Mancastle and all his men are killed, it’s up to the women of the town to survive and fight against a curse.
Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak: The Graphic Novel. Illus. by Emily Carroll. 2018. 374p. Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux, $19.99 (9780374300289). Gr. 9-up.
After being raped at a summer party, Melinda begins ninth grade as a silent outcast Through art, she slowly learns to survive, heal, and speak up about the assault.
Hood, Susan. Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World. 2018. 40p. HarperCollins, $18.99 (9780062699459). PreS-Gr. 3.
Short poems and beautiful artwork introduce 14 revolutionary young women.
Judge, Lita. Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and HOw Mary Shelley Created FRANKENSTEIN. 2018. 312p. Roaring Brook Press, $21.99 (978166725003). Gr. 9-up.
This illustrated novel based extensively on Mary Shelley’s personal writings delves into the life experiences that inspired and contributed to the creation of the world’s first published science fiction novel.