Nominations and Recommendations are Open!

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.


2018 Amelia Bloomer List

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

We, too

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.

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Nomination: I Have the Right to: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope

i have the right to

Prout, Chessy with Jenn Abelson. I Have the Right to: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope. 2018. 416p. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry, $18.99 (9781534414433). Gr. 9-up.

In May 2014, Chessy Prout, a 9th grader at the elite St. Paul’s School, was raped by a senior boy.  As she and her family seek justice and healing, Chessy finds her voice as an activist.