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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.
Poletti, Frances and Kristina Yee. The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, The First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon. Illus. by Susanna Chapman. 2017. Unpaged. Compendium, Inc. $16.88 (9781943200474). Gr. K-5.
Bobbi Gibb would not take no for an answer when she was told that women couldn’t run in the Boston Marathon.
Down Among the Sticks and Bones. Illus. by Rovina Cai. 2017. 192p. Macmillan/Tor.com, $17.99 (9780765392039). Gr. 10-up. [krb] McGuire, Seanan.
Twins Jacqueline and Jillian, raised to conform to very strict gender expectations, escape to a dark fantasy world where different identities become available for exploration.
Girls Play Rugby: Girls Join the Team. 2017. 24p. Rosen/PowerKids Press, $8.95 (9781499421057). Gr. 3-6. Jones, Emma.
An empowering and inspiring girl’s guide to the tough sport of rugby including history, rules, and famous female players.
. Hand Over Hand. Illus. by Renné Benoit. 2017. 24p. Second Story Press, $16.95 (9781772600155). PreS-Gr. 3. Fullerton, Alma
Nina finally convinces her grandfather to take her fishing with him, even though many say “a boat is no place for a girl.”
Clinton, Chelsea. She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World. Illus. By Alexandra Boiger. 2017. Unpaged. Penguin Random House/Philomel Books, $17.99 (9781524741723). Gr. K-3.
The thirteen American women in this book prove that girls and women have persisted against gender inequality throughout history to accomplish their dreams.
. Margaret and the Moon. Illus. by Lucy Knisley. 2017. 40p. Knopf Books for Young Readers, $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. Chronicle, $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.