I’m pleased to report I’ve been asked to join the Amelia Bloomer Project committee, along with some amazing librarians and educators. We create an annual booklist of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth through 18. We are part of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. I’m incredibly excited to be part of this important work. Pointing children and teens to quality feminist literature can help to increase the value of women and girls in society. To quote my six-year-old nephew (an enthusiastic reader of feminist lit), “It’s so silly that April always has to be rescued by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She can rescue herself.”
All official nominations must be submitted by members of the Amelia Bloomer Project Committee. We do, however, encourage field nominations from any readers. Please review our criteria through the link on the right hand side of this page before submitting a field nomination via the link below.
Field nominations for the 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project List will close on September 30th.