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: Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

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Cooper, Brittney. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower. 2018. 288p. Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press, $25.99 (9781250112576). Gr. 10-up.

Dr. Brittney Cooper, co-founder of Crunk Feminist Collective blog, reflects on her feminist journey and offers an unapologetically Black feminist perspective on politics, pop culture, sex, friendship, toxic masculinity, police violence, and more.

Nomination: Ladycastle


Dawson, Delilah S. Ladycastle. Illus. By Ashley A. Woods and Becca Farrow. 2017. 112p. Boom! Studios, paperback, $14.99 (9781684150328). Gr. 6-up.

When King Mancastle and all his men are killed, it’s up to the women of the town to survive and fight against a curse.

Nomination: Mary’s Monster

marys monsterJudge, Lita. Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and HOw Mary Shelley Created FRANKENSTEIN. 2018. 312p. Roaring Brook Press, $21.99 (978166725003). Gr. 9-up.

This illustrated novel based extensively on Mary Shelley’s personal writings delves into the life experiences that inspired and contributed to the creation of the world’s first published science fiction novel.