Amelia Bloomer Project Nominations Have Closed for the 2012 Amelia Bloomer List

We will post a complete list of nominations soon.

We hope that some of you will be able to join us at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Dallas as we deliberate on the nominations to reach a final list.

Meeting Times:
Fri (1/20): 12:00-5:30
Sat (1/21): 9:00-1:00, 3:00-6:30
Sun (1/22): 9:00-1:00, 3:00-6:30
Mon (1/23): 9:30-1:00, 3:30-6:30

Nomination: Supreme Court Justices: Sonia Sotomayor

Shichtman, Sandra H. Supreme Court Justices: Sonia Sotomayor. 2010. 111p. Morgan Reynolds, $28.95 (978-159935156-8). Gr.4-up.

Sonia Sotomayor charted her own course from working-class, diabetic Latina in the Bronx to the investigative lawyer she dreamed of becoming as a young girl, overcoming sexist objections to her assertiveness to become an inspiring woman Supreme Court justice.

Nomination: Mastiff

Pierce, Tamora. Mastiff. 2011. 608p. Random House Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (978-0-375-81470-9). Gr.8-up.

In the course of her Hunt to recover Prince Gareth, Beka Cooper challenges the belief systems of many in the world around her, and together with Gareth creates unexpected change that will rock the foundation of their society. [keo]

Nomination: Dust Devil

Isaacs, Anne. Dust Devil. Illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky. 2010. Unpaged. Schwartz and Wade Books/ Random House, $17.99 (978-0-375-86722-4). PreS-Gr.4.

Angel moves from Tennessee to Montana where she creates the buttes, tames the Dust Devil whirlwind and makes him her horse, and conquers Backwards Bart and his biting Desperados… even though the sheriff refuses to deputize her or allow her to go after outlaws (since she’s not a man). [keo]

Nomination: Bossypants

Fey, Tina. Bossypants. 2011. 277p. Reagan Arthur Books/ Little, Brown and Company, $26.99 (978-0-316-05686-1). Gr.10-up.

Tina Fey shares with sardonic wit her journey from young girl announcing “I am the boss!” to being the boss of 200 people as producer of “30 Rock.” Along the way, she captures the morass of cultural expectations she has faced en route to her current voice/ presence and her commitment to create opportunity for diversity of presence and voice for women of the future in her role as producer, the boss. [keo]

Nomination: Knowing Your Value

Brzezinski, Mika. Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You’re Worth. 2011. 194p. Weinstein Books, $22.95 (978-1-60286-134-3). Gr.11-up.

On average women make only seventy-seven cents for every dollar earned by a man; we need to quantify and communicate our value with confidence to capitalize on our abilities and the achievements of the many women who precede us to push forward the next chapter of women’s rights. [keo]