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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.
Moss, Marissa. Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective. Illus. by April Chu. 2017. 44p. Creston Books, $18.99 (9781939547330). K-Gr. 6.
Intelligent and determined, Kate Warne, the first female professional private detective in the United States, cracks her first case and solves the mystery of the missing money.
. A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival. 2017. 288p. Flatiron Books, $25.99 (9781250105998). Gr. 10-up. Fleming, Melissa
Increasing violence in Syria forces 16-year-old student Doaa Al Zamel to flee her homeland. Doaa’s true story of resistance and survival underscores the ongoing plight of Syrian refugees.
Smith, Matthew Clark. Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot. Illus. by Matt Tavares. 2017. Unpaged. Candlewick Press, $16.99 (9780763677329). Gr. 1-4.
Sophie Blanchard became the first woman pilot by not letting anyone limit her passion for flying.
Greenberg, Isabel. The One Hundred Nights of Hero. 2016. 224p. Little, Brown, $25.00 (9780316259170). Gr. 9-up.
In a series of linked tales, two young women use the power of storytelling to attempt to save themselves from an impossible situation and two dastardly men.
Blackwood, Sage. Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded. 2017. 368p. Katherine Tegen, $16.99 (9780062402639). Gr. 5-8.
When all of the sorceresses in the walled city of Lightning Pass disappear, a student at an all-girls magic school is determined to find them and protect her city from threats without and within.
Slade, Suzanne. Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story. Illus. by Jessica Lanan. 2017. 32p. Sleeping Bear Press, $16.99 ( 9781585369867 ). Gr. 1-4.
Naturalist and artist Anna Comstock defied bias against women in the sciences to pursue and share her passion for studying the natural world.
Sanchez Vegara, Ma. Isabel. Marie Curie. Illus. by Frau Isa. Tr. by Emma Martinez. 2017. Unpaged. Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, $14.99 (9781874809629). PreS-Gr.3.
Marie Curie pursued her passion of studying science and became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.