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.
Dahlqvist, Anna. It’s Only Blood: Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation. 2018. 245p. Zed Books, $14.95 (9781786992628). Gr. 10-up.
An exploration of the secrecy, shame and fear often associated with menstruation worldwide and a call for menstrual activism and justice.
Pomeroy, Sarah B. and Jeyaraney Kathirithamby. Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer. 2018. 96p. Abrams, $21.95 (9781947440012). Gr. 4-7.
A beautifully illustrated biography of Maria Sibylla Merian, 17th century German entomologist and artist.
Becker, Helaine. Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13. Illus. By Dow Phumiruk. 2018. 40p. Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano Books, $17.99 (9781250137524). Gr. K-4.
Through determination, boundless curiosity and perseverance Katherine Johnson became an accomplished mathematician and played an integral role in the early space program
Summers, Courtney. Sadie. 2018. 320p. St. Martin’s/Wednesday, $17.99 (9781250105714). Grades 9-12.
The story of nineteen-year-old runaway Sadie Hunter’s quest to track down her sister’s murderer, told in alternating chapters by Sadie herself and the true crime podcaster who is trying to find her.
Abdulali, Sohaila. What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape. 2018. 224p. New Press, $24.99 (9781620974735). Gr. 10-up.
Based on her activism, her work at a rape crisis center, and her experience as a survivor of rape, Abdulali interrogates our cultural (mis)understandings of sexual violence.
Sell, Chad. The Cardboard Kingdom. 2018. 281p. Knopf/Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, $20.99 (9781524719371). Gr. 3-6
A group of children use their imaginations and a lot of cardboard to transform their neighborhood, explore their identities, and embark on thrilling adventures together.
Rich, KaeLyn. Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution. Illus. by Giulia Sagramola. 2018. 240p. Quirk, paper, $14.99 (9781683690597). Gr. 8-up.
An experienced feminist organizer shares practical advice for teen girls who want to create change.