Nomination: Dreadnought

dreadnoughtDaniels, April. Dreadnought. 2017. 280p. Diversion Publishing, $14.99 (9781682300688). Gr. 9-up.

When the superhero Dreadnought dies in front of her, trans teen Danny inherits his superpowers and, in the process, gains her ideal body.  But as Danny tries to embrace her new life and abilities, she must face sexism, transphobia, and a mysterious new supervillain. 



2017 Amelia Bloomer Top Ten

The 2017 Amelia Bloomer Project committee selected the following titles, listed in alphabetical order by title, as our Top Ten. The complete 2017 Amelia Bloomer List of 69 titles is now also available.


Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley, illustrated by Jessie Hartland (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman)

Balcony on the Moon by Ibtisam Barakat (Farrar Straus Giroux/Margaret Ferguson)

Becoming Unbecoming by Una (Arsenal Pulp)

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina (Candlewick)

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. K. Johnston (Penguin/Dutton Books for Young Readers)

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy, illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (Abrams/Amulet)

Take It As a Compliment by Maria Stoian (Jessica Kingsley/Singing Dragon)

Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear… and Why by Sady Doyle (Melville House)

We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino (Macmillan/Holt)

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

Members of the 2017 Amelia Bloomer Project committee are Katie Mitchell (co-chair), Saline District Library (MI);  Lizz Zitron (co-chair), Pacific Lutheran University (WA); Katelyn Browne, University of Northern Iowa (IA); Kelly Dickinson, National Cathedral School (DC); Emily Fear, Sewickley Public Library (PA); Kelsey Keyes, Boise State University (ID); Caitie Morphew, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (PA); Melissa Nemitz, West Windsor Public Library (NJ); Leila Roy, Lyman Community Library (ME), and Dr. Susan C. Griffith (alternate), Central Michigan University (MI).