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.
Yeung, Bernice. In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers. 2018. 240p. New Press, $25.99 (9781620973158). Gr. 10-up.
Immigrant agricultural and domestic workers, as well as advocates and journalists, work to push back against a culture of sexual violence in their workplaces.
Shabazz, Ilyasah and Renée Watson. Betty Before X. 2018. 256p. Macmillan/FSG Books for Young Readers, hardcover, $16.99 (9780374306106). Grades 4-6.
Novel about the childhood of Betty Dean Sanders—before she became Dr. Betty Shabazz, before she married Malcolm X.
McCullough, Joy. Blood Water Paint. 2018. 304p. Penguin Random House/Dutton, hardcover, $17.99 (9780735232112). Gr. 10-12.
Verse novel based on the teen years of painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
Acevedo, Elizabeth. The Poet X. 2018. 368p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen, hardcover, $17.99 (9780062662804). Gr. 9-12.
The coming-of-age of fifteen-year-old Xiomara Batista—aspiring poet, reluctant confirmation class attendee, twin, first-generation Dominican-American.
McNamara, Margaret. The Dinosaur Expert. Illus. by G. Brian Karas. 2018. 40p. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (9780553511432). PreS-Gr. 3.
Kimmy wants to be a paleontologist, but a class trip to the museum leads her to doubt her ambitions. Can women be dinosaur scientists?
Browne, Mahogany L.. Black Girl Magic: A Poem by Mahogany L. Browne. Illus. by Jess X. Snow. 2018. 40p. Roaring Brook Press, $16.99 (9781250173720). Gr. 6-up
An ode for black girls and women to accept and love themselves.
Maclear, Kyo. Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Illus. by Julie Morstad. 2018. 40p. HarperCollins/Harper, $17.99 (9780062447616). Gr. 1-3.
Elsa Schiaparelli never gave up on her dreams of becoming an artist and redefined fashion, inspiring women and future artists.