Visit the Amelia Bloomer committee at ALA Midwinter 2019!

Katelyn Browne and Kelsey Keyes, chairs, along with the entire Amelia Bloomer Project committee, invite ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees to visit our discussions in the East Room at the Renaissance Seattle.

We have the following scheduled meetings:

  • Friday (1/25): 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday (1/26): 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Sunday (1/27): 9:15 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Monday (1/28): 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM (In practice, our Monday morning meeting will not begin until after the Youth Media Awards, and we may conclude early if our work is finished.)

Our Friday meeting begins with committee business; book discussion will begin later that afternoon and continue through the weekend.

Applications for the 2020 Amelia Bloomer Project committee will open shortly after Midwinter. Information will be posted on this blog; interested persons can also e-mail the chairs (amelia bloomer project at gmail dot com) to request an application as they become available.

To create our 2019 list, we will be discussing 100 nominated titles. The list of titles for discussion can be found below the cut or downloaded as a PDF: 2019 Amelia Bloomer Project Discussion List (PDF)

2019 Nominated Books–To Be Discussed at ALA Midwinter

The final 2019 Amelia Bloomer List will be published at & shortly after Midwinter. The books listed here have been nominated for inclusion; however, this is NOT the final list.

  1. Abdulali, Sohaila.  What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape.
  2. Acevedo, Elizabeth.  The Poet X.
  3. Acevedo, Sylvia.  Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist.
  4. Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak: The Graphic Novel.
  5. Anderson, M. T., et al.  Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All.
  6. Arnold, Elana K.  Damsel.
  7. Bagieu, Pénélope.  Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World.
  8. Bardoe, Cheryl.  Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain.
  9. Becker, Helaine.  Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13.
  10. Bhathena, Tanaz.  A Girl Like That.
  11. Blake, Ashley Herring.  Girl Made of Stars.
  12. Blount, Patty.  Someone I Used to Know.
  13. Bond, Beverly, ed.  Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth.
  14. Brantz, Loryn.  Feminist Baby Finds Her Voice.
  15. Browne, Mahogany L.   Black Girl Magic: A Poem.
  16. Caletti, Deb.  A Heart in a Body in the World.
  17. Calkhoven, Laurie.  Roberta Gibb (You Should Meet).
  18. Carpenter, Angelica Shirley.  Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist.
  19. Chanani, Nidhi.  Pashmina.
  20. Chao, Gloria.  American Panda.
  21. Chewins, Hayley.  The Turnaway Girls.
  22. Chmakova, Svetlana.  Crush.
  23. Colbert, Brandy.  Finding Yvonne.
  24. Cooper, Brittney.  Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower.
  25. Cornwall, Betsy.  The Forest Queen.
  26. Dahlqvist, Anna.  It’s Only Blood: Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation.
  27. Dawson, Delilah S.  Ladycastle.
  28. Deng, Sally.  Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII.
  29. Dress Like a Woman: Working Women and What They Wore.
  30. Edim, Glory, ed.  Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves.
  31. Engle, Margarita.  The Flying Girl: How Aída de Acosta Learned to Soar.
  32. Evans, Claire L.  Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet.
  33. Farrell, Kate, ed.  Period.
  34. Fitzgerald, Juniper.  How Mamas Love Their Babies.
  35. Gardner, Whitney.  Chaotic Good.
  36. Gillman, Melanie.  As the Crow Flies.
  37. Hannigan, Kate.  A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women’s Rights.
  38. Hood, Susan.  Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World.
  39. Imani, Blair.  Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History.
  40. Judge, Lita.  Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein.
  41. Keyser, Amber.  Underneath It All: A History of Women’s Underwear.
  42. Klages, Ellen.  Out of Left Field.
  43. Krull, Kathleen.  No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  44. Lang, Heather.  Anybody’s Game: Kathryn Johnston, the First Girl to Play LIttle League Baseball.
  45. Lee, Mackenzi.  The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy.
  46. Leno, Katrina.  Summer of Salt.
  47. Macdonald, Maryann.  Rosa’s Animals: The Story of Rosa Bonheur and Her Painting Menagerie.
  48. Maclear, Kyo.  Bloom: The Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli.
  49. Maggi, Nicole.  What They Don’t Know.
  50. Maniscalco, Kerri.  Hunting Prince Dracula.
  51. Martin, Maggie Ann.  To Be Honest.
  52. Maslo, Lina.  Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala.
  53. Mather, Janice Lynn.  Learning to Breathe.
  54. McCarthy, Cori.  Now a Major Motion Picture.
  55. McCullough, Joy.  Blood Water Paint.
  56. McNamara, Margaret.  The Dinosaur Expert.
  57. Morrison, Eleanor.  C is for Consent.
  58. Mosca, Julia Finley.  The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath.
  59. Mosca, Julia Finley.  The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague.
  60. Moyer, Naomi M..  Black Women Who Dared.
  61. Muhammad, Ibtihaj.  Proud: Living My American Dream.
  62. Muhammad, Ibtihaj.  Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream.
  63. Norman, Abby.  Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain.
  64. Novik, Naomi.  Spinning Silver.
  65. Ostertag, Molly Knox.  The Witch Boy.
  66. Ostrom, Melissa.  The Beloved Wild.
  67. Pimentel, Annette Bay.  Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon.
  68. Pliscou, Lisa.  Brave Jane Austen: Reader, Writer, Author, Rebel.
  69. Pomeroy, Sarah B. and Jeyaraney Kathirithamby.  Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer.
  70. Prout, Chessy with Jenn Abelson.  I Have the Right to: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope.
  71. Quintero, Isabel.  Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide.
  72. Rao, Shobha.  Girls Burn Brighter.
  73. Reed, Amy, ed.  Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerement, and Growing Up Female in America.
  74. Reyes, Barbara Jane.  Invocation to Daughters.
  75. Rich, KaeLyn.  Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution.
  76. Richards, Cecile.  Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead.
  77. Saeed, Aisha.  Amal Unbound.
  78. Schatz, Kate.  Rad Girls Can.
  79. Sell, Chad.  The Cardboard Kingdom.
  80. Shabazz, Ilyasah and Renée Watson.  Betty Before X.
  81. Shen, Ann.  Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You.
  82. Shetterly, Margot Lee.  Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race.
  83. Shovan, Laura.  Takedown.
  84. Shraya, Vivek.  I’m Afraid of Men.
  85. Smith, Cynthia Leitich.  Hearts Unbroken.
  86. Spalding, Amy.  The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles).
  87. Spanyol, Jessica.  Rosa Loves Cars.
  88. Spanyol, Jessica.  Rosa Loves Dinosaurs.
  89. Spotswood, Jessica (ed).  The Radical Element: 12 Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes & Other Dauntless Girls.
  90. Stone, Tanya Lee.  Who Says Women Can’t Be Computer Programmers?: The Story of Ada Lovelace.
  91. Summers, Courtney.  Sadie.
  92. Suzuki, Sarah.  Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity.
  93. Taylor, Sonya Renee.  The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love.
  94. Taylor, Sonya Renee.  Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls.
  95. Tovar, Virgie.  You Have the Right to Remain Fat.
  96. Tsiang, Sarah.  Sugar and Snails.
  97. Turtschaninoff, Maria.  Naondel.
  98. Wood, Susan.  Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless, She Persisted.
  99. Yeung, Bernice.  In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers.
  100. Yousafzai, Malala.  Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights.

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