2019 Amelia Bloomer Top Ten

The 2019 Amelia Bloomer Project committee selected the following titles, listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name, as our Top Ten. The complete list of titles will be available later this week at http://www.ala.org/rt/srrt/feminist-task-force and https://ameliabloomer.wordpress.com/.

Members of the 2019 Amelia Bloomer Project committee pose with their Top Ten books in front of some bookshelves

Acevedo, Elizabeth. The Poet X. 2018. 361p. HarperTeen, $17.99 (9780062662804). Gr. 8-up.

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak: The Graphic Novel. Illus. by Emily Carroll. 2018. 375p. Farrar Straus Giroux, $19.99 (9780374300289). Gr. 8-up.

Arnold, Elana K. Damsel. 2018. 309p. Balzer + Bray, $17.99 (9780062742322). Gr. 9-up.

Chmakova, Svetlana. Crush. 2018. 240p. Yen/JY, paperback, $11.00 (9780316363242). Gr. 4-8.

Gillman, Melanie. As the Crow Flies. 2017. 272p. Iron Circus, paper, $30.00 (9781945820069). Gr. 7-up.

Mather, Janice Lynn. Learning to Breathe. 2018. 328p. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (9781534406018). Gr. 9-up.

McCullough, Joy. Blood Water Paint. 2018. 297p. Penguin/Dutton, $17.99 (9780735232112). Gr. 9-up.

Saeed, Aisha. Amal Unbound. 2018. 234p. Penguin/Paulson, $17.99 (9780399544682). Gr. 4-8.

Tsiang, Sarah. Sugar and Snails. Illus. by Sonja Wimmer. 2018. 32p. Annick, $18.95 (9781773210056). PreS – Gr. 2.

Turtschaninoff, Maria. Naondel. 2018. 384p. Abrams/Amulet, $18.99 (9781419725555). Gr. 10-up.

The Amelia Bloomer List is a project of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association.

The Amelia Bloomer Project committee members are Katelyn Browne (co-chair), University of Northern Iowa (IA); Kelsey Keyes (co-chair), Boise State University (ID); Kelly Dickinson, National Cathedral School (DC); Silvia Lin Hanick, LaGuardia Community College (CUNY) (NY); Natasha Forrester Campbell, Multnomah County Library (OR); Caitie Morphew, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (PA); Melissa Nemitz, West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library System (NJ); Leila Roy, Lyman Community Library (ME); Ally Watkins, First Regional Library (MS); Madison Bishop (alternate), Plymouth Public Library (MA).

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