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.
Evans, Claire L. Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet. 2018. 288p. Penguin/Portfolio, $27.00 (9780735211759). Gr. 9-up.
While the popular narrative about the development of the computer industry and the internet focuses almost entirely on men, this book illuminates the significant roles women played in modern technological history.
Quintero, Isabel. Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide. Illus. by Zeke Pena. 2018. 96p. Getty Publications, $19.95 (9781947440005). Gr. 7-up.
Graciela Iturbide uses photography to explore the beautiful realities of Mexican and Mexican American communities, celebrating especially women and nonbinary people who challenged patriarchal norms.
Klages, Ellen. Out of Left Field. 2018. 320p. Penguin/Viking, $16.99 (9780425288597). Gr. 3-7.
After being told she can’t play in Little League because she is a girl, Katy Gordon uncovers the hidden history of women in baseball.
Saeed, Aisha. Amal Unbound. 2018. 240p. Penguin/Paulson, $17.99 (9780399544682). Gr. 4-up.
Twelve-year-old Amal is pressed into indentured servitude when she talks back to the wealthy and powerful landlord of her rural Pakistani village.
Chao, Gloria. American Panda. 2018. 320p. Simon Pulse, $17.99 (9781481499101). Gr. 7-up.
In her first semester at MIT, Mei struggles to balance her Taiwanese parents’ expectations with what she knows to be true about herself.
Mather, Janice Lynn. Learning to Breathe. 2018. 336p. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (9781534406018). Gr. 9-up.
An unwanted pregnancy and an unsafe living situation push sixteen-year-old Indy to look for a better home and a supportive community.
Mosca, Julia Finley. The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague. Illus. by Daniel Rieley. 2018. 40p. Innovation, $17.99 (9781943147427). Gr. 2-4.
Raye Montague revolutionized government submarine design while navigating significant racism and sexism in education and the workforce.