We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s call to action, is a definitive answer to the oft-repeated question, “why feminism?” In a world where this question is still being raised, the Amelia Bloomer Project exists to honor and celebrate the exemplary feminist responses provided in literature for readers ages 0 to 18.
Noyce, Pendred E. Remarkable Minds: 17 More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine. 2015. 183p. Tumblehome Learning, $18.95 (978-0-9907-8290-2), Gr. 7-up.
For centuries, women have dared to move beyond their traditional roles to pursue new understandings of the natural world. This book introduces 17 of those women, spanning four centuries and chronicles their contributions to natural science and medicine.
Monson, Marianne. Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women. 2016. 208p. Shadow Mountain, $19.99 (978-1-6297-2227-6). Gr. 9-up.
The exciting, dangerous stories (many untold) of 12 pioneer women who overcame obstacles, broke barriers, and changed the world in ways great and small.
Clark, Annie E. and Andrea L. Pino. We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out. 2016. 368p.Henry Holt/Houghton Mifflin, $17.00 (978-1-6277-9533-3). Gr.10-up.
Over the past few years, a growing movement of survivors and activists have mobilized to break the silence surrounding the painful reality of sexual violence on college campuses. This collection highlights the voices of a diverse group of survivors who demand to be heard.
Reeder, Amy and Brandon Montclare. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: BFF. Illus. by Natacha Bustos. 2016. Unpaged. Marvel, $17.99 (978-1-3029-0005-2). Gr. 6-up.
Her classmates might laugh and her parents might not understand but Lunella Lafayette is confident that she has the brains to change the world. Mostly importantly, Lunella is determined to find a way to control her latent Inhuman genes. Then a giant red dinosaur bounces out of the past and into the middle of her already complicated mission.
West, Lindy. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. 2016. 260p. Hachette Books, $26.00 (978-0-316-34840-9). Gr.10-up.
In this series of personal essays, writer, comedian and activist West challenges cultural forces that are hostile to women, particularly plus size women, and how these forces interfere with the ability of women to survive and thrive, whether in comedy, entertainment or their day-to-day lives.
Zeisler, Andi. We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to Covergirl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement.. 2016. 304p. PublicAffairs, $26.99 (978-1-6103-9589-2). Gr.10-up.
As feminism seems to be shifting from a controversial movement for social change to a label easily stamped on everything from pop stars to underwear brands, Bitch Media co-founder and creative director Zeisler examines the movement’s growing commodification and explores why, despite its recent positive media profile, feminism’s work remains unfinished in many areas.
Cohagan, Carolyn. Time Zero. 407p. She Writes Press, $12.95 (978-1-6315-2072-3). Gr. 9-up.
In a future Manhattan ruled by extremists, Mina is secretly taught to read by her grandmother. Mina’s education leads her down a path of rebellion that could get her killed.