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.
Reed, Amy, ed. Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America. 2018. 320p. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $18.99 (9781534408999). Gr. 9-up.
YA authors recount their experiences of growing up in America and having to confront issues of sexism, racism, rape culture and more.
Tsiang, Sarah. Sugar and Snails. Illus. by Sonja Wimmer. 2018. 32p. Annick, $18.95 (9781773210056). PreS – Gr. 2.
Girls and boys are made of a lot more than just sugar, spice, snips, and snails!
Colbert, Brandy. Finding Yvonne. 2018. 276p. Little, Brown and Company, $17.99 (9780316349055). Gr. 10-up.
Yvonne faces big decisions about her future, when she unexpectedly becomes pregnant.
Taylor, Sonya Renee. The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love. 2018. 160p. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, $17.95 (9781626569768). Gr. 10-up.
Poet and activist Sonya Renee Taylor explores the power of radical self-love to help everyone recognize, disrupt and heal from the systems that perpetuate body-based shame, oppression, and violence.
Bardoe, Cheryl. Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain. Illus. by Barbara McClintock. 2018. 40p. Hachette/Little,Brown and Company, $17.99 (9780316278201). Gr. 1-3.
Sophie Germain grew up in a time when it wasn’t acceptable for women to study math, but nothing stopped her from pursuing her studies.
McCarthy, Cori. Now a Major Motion Picture. 2018. 400p. Sourcebooks/Sourcebooks Fire, $10.99 (9781492652380). Gr. 8-up.
While visiting the set of a movie based on her grandmother’s popular fantasy novels, Iris finds her own creative voice and gains new perspective on her grandmother’s legacy.
Shraya, Vivek. I’m Afraid of Men. 2018. 85p. Penguin Canada, $16.00 (9780735235939). Gr. 11-up.
Shraya details how, since childhood, she has navigated aggression that harnessed the intersecting forces of sexism, toxic masculinity, transphobia, and homophobia.