The Amelia Bloomer Book List

About the The Amelia Bloomer Book List
The Amelia Bloomer Project, a committee of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table, compiles the Amelia Bloomer List, an annual annotated book list (or bibliography) of well-written and well-illustrated books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers (ages birth through 18).

A few years ago, a book by Shana Carey introduced nineteenth-century feminist activist Amelia Bloomer to the picture-book crowd. Published in 2000, YOU FORGOT YOUR SKIRT, AMELIA BLOOMER! uses humor and history to bring the life and work of this pioneering newspaper editor, feminist thinker, public speaker, and suffragist to a new generation. In the spirit of Amelia Bloomer, the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association proudly announced in 2002 the first annual Amelia Bloomer List, a bibliography of appealing feminist books for young readers from birth to 18. Books eligible for this award must have been published in the United States during the 18 months prior to the selection in January of each year. Set from prehistoric times to the present, these books, both fiction and nonfiction, provide role models of stong, capable, creative women. They introduce children growing up in the South during the Civil Rights Movement, photographers on the cutting edge of their times, young women surviving in today’s Afghanistan, and pioneers in the fields of flyinig and space exploration. Others feature girls who outwit dragons, create petroglyphs to save a tribe, and train to win battles. From a picture book using bear hair and other earthen materials in its illustrations to a biography written in graphic-novel format, these books show girls and women exploring exciting ways to solve practical dilemmas through the courage of their convictions. All of them spur the imagination and expand the limits of dreams while confronting traditional female stereotypes. And best of all, these books are fun reading!

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NameTitleYear
Juliet Takes a BreathJuliet Takes a Breath2017 - Selection
Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 MilesAround America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles2017 - Selection
Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant CollectionStep Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection2017 - Selection
Giant Days (vol. 1)Giant Days (vol. 1)2017 - Selection
Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the WorldTrailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World2017 - Selection
Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped HistoryRad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History2017 - Selection
Dorothea’s Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the TruthDorothea’s Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth2017 - Selection
Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original “Girl” Reporter, Nellie BlyTen Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original “Girl” Reporter, Nellie Bly2017 - Selection
Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed HistorWonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed Histor2017 - Selection
Urban Biologist Danielle LeeUrban Biologist Danielle Lee2017 - Selection
Loretta Lynch: First African American Woman Attorney GeneralLoretta Lynch: First African American Woman Attorney General2017 - Selection
Princess Princess Ever AfterPrincess Princess Ever After2017 - Selection
The Kid From Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith HoughtonThe Kid From Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton2017 - Selection
To the Stars!: The First American Woman to Walk in SpaceTo the Stars!: The First American Woman to Walk in Space2017 - Selection
How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln.How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln.2017 - Selection
Amelia EarhartAmelia Earhart2017 - Selection
Anything But Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of MagicAnything But Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic2017 - Selection
Before We Visit the GoddessBefore We Visit the Goddess2017 - Selection
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean FloorSolving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor2017 - Selection
BloomBloom2017 - Selection
Doing Her Bit: A Story About the Woman’s Land Army of AmericaDoing Her Bit: A Story About the Woman’s Land Army of America2017 - Selection
Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick DouglassTwo Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass2017 - Selection
Bessie Coleman: Trailblazing PilotBessie Coleman: Trailblazing Pilot2017 - Selection
U.S. Women’s Soccer: Go for Gold!U.S. Women’s Soccer: Go for Gold!2017 - Selection
Miss Colfax’s LightMiss Colfax’s Light2017 - Selection
Maya AngelouMaya Angelou2017 - Selection
Elizabeth Started All the TroubleElizabeth Started All the Trouble2017 - Selection
Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying MachineFearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine2017 - Selection
Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie ClarkSwimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark2017 - Selection
Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie ClarkAs a Boy2017 - Selection
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to LeadHillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead2017 - Selection
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her MarkI Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark2017 - Selection
Miss Mary Reporting Miss Mary Reporting2017 - Selection
Sorcerer to the CrownSorcerer to the Crown2017 - Selection
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer ProgrammerAda Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer2017 - Selection
The Trouble with WomenThe Trouble with Women2017 - Selection
Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in TurkeyDare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey2017 - Selection
Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear… and WhyTrainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear… and Why2017 - Selection
Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in IranUntil We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran2017 - Selection
Clarina Nichols: Frontier Crusader for Women’s RightsClarina Nichols: Frontier Crusader for Women’s Rights2017 - Selection
CBLDF Presents: She Changed Comics: The Untold Story of the Women Who Changed Free Expression in ComicsCBLDF Presents: She Changed Comics: The Untold Story of the Women Who Changed Free Expression in Comics2017 - Selection
The V-Word: True Stories About First-Time SexThe V-Word: True Stories About First-Time Sex2017 - Selection
Women: Body-Positive Art to Inspire and EmpowerWomen: Body-Positive Art to Inspire and Empower2017 - Selection
Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports HistoryGame Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History2017 - Selection
We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak OutWe Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out2017 - Selection
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space RaceHidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race2017 - Selection
Take It As a ComplimentTake It As a Compliment2017 - Selection
Becoming UnbecomingBecoming Unbecoming2017 - Selection
Shrill: Notes from a Loud WomanShrill: Notes from a Loud Woman2017 - Selection
Fastpitch: The Untold History of Softball and the Women Who Made the GameFastpitch: The Untold History of Softball and the Women Who Made the Game2017 - Selection
Girl Mans UpGirl Mans Up2017 - Selection
Radioactive!: How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World.Radioactive!: How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World.2017 - Selection
Reproductive Rights: Who Decides?Reproductive Rights: Who Decides?2017 - Selection
Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in PalestineBalcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine2017 - Selection
Outrun the MoonOutrun the Moon2017 - Selection
Ms. Marvel vol. 4: Last DaysMs. Marvel vol. 4: Last Days2017 - Selection
My Lady JaneMy Lady Jane2017 - Selection
The Lie TreeThe Lie Tree2017 - Selection
Ask Me How I Got HereAsk Me How I Got Here2017 - Selection
Exit, Pursued by a BearExit, Pursued by a Bear2017 - Selection
The Forbidden WishThe Forbidden Wish2017 - Selection
Girl in PiecesGirl in Pieces2017 - Selection
Burn Baby BurnBurn Baby Burn2017 - Selection
Asking For ItAsking For It2017 - Selection
Rani Patel in Full EffectRani Patel in Full Effect2017 - Selection
The Way I Used to BeThe Way I Used to Be2017 - Selection
Wild SwansWild Swans2017 - Selection
American GirlsAmerican Girls2017 - Selection
Under the Udala TreesUnder the Udala Trees2017 - Selection
Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen KellerAnnie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller2013 - Selection
RiftRift2013 - Selection
The Hallowed OnesThe Hallowed Ones2013 - Selection
First Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon LowFirst Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low2013 - Selection
Paiute Princess: The Story of Sarah WinnemuccaPaiute Princess: The Story of Sarah Winnemucca2013 - Selection
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the WorldRachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World2013 - Selection
The Lions of Little RockThe Lions of Little Rock2013 - Selection
Rebel in a Dress: AdventurersRebel in a Dress: Adventurers2013 - Selection
Rightfully Ours: How Women Won the Vote, 21 ActivitiesRightfully Ours: How Women Won the Vote, 21 Activities2013 - Selection
Founding Mothers: Women who Shaped AmericaFounding Mothers: Women who Shaped America2013 - Selection
Rebel in a Dress: CowgirlsRebel in a Dress: Cowgirls2013 - Selection
PrinceLess: Book One, Save Yourself.PrinceLess: Book One, Save Yourself.2013 - Selection
May B.: A NovelMay B.: A Novel2013 - Selection
The Revolution of Evelyn SerranoThe Revolution of Evelyn Serrano2013 - Selection
ScarletScarlet2013 - Selection
Blue ThreadBlue Thread2013 - Selection
Angela James: The First Superstar of Women’s HockeyAngela James2013 - Selection
Silhouette of a SparrowSilhouette of a Sparrow2013 - Selection
Cyndi Lauper: A MemoirCyndi Lauper: A Memoir2013 - Selection
Play BallPlay Ball2013 - Selection
A Little F’d Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty WordA Little F’d Up2013 - Selection
The Unfinished Revolution: Voices From the Global Fight For Women’s RightsThe Unfinished Revolution2013 - Selection
In My Father’s Country: An Afghan Woman Defies Her FateIn My Father’s Country2013 - Selection
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest TrailWild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail2013 - Selection
Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and BeyondGrace and Grit2013 - Selection
Rookie Yearbook OneRookie Yearbook One2013 - Selection
Summer of the MariposasSummer of the Mariposas2013 - Selection
Coal to DiamondsCoal to Diamonds2013 - Selection
King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African VillageKing Peggy2013 - Selection
Eight Girls Taking PicturesEight Girls Taking Pictures2013 - Selection
Code Name VerityCode Name Verity2013 - Selection
Womanthology: HeroicWomanthology: Heroic2013 - Selection
EndangeredEndangered2013 - Selection
Minnie McClary Speaks Her MindMinnie McClary Speaks Her Mind2013 - Selection
Sophia’s War: A Tale of the RevolutionSophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution2013 - Selection
Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure2013 - Selection
Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant WorkersDolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers2013 - Selection
Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female FirefighterMolly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter2013 - Selection
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia EarleLife in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle2013 - Selection
Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High JumperTouch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper2013 - Selection
Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President.Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President.2013 - Selection
Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman Olympic High-Jump Champion.Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman Olympic High-Jump Champion.2013 - Selection
In the Bag!: Margaret Knight Wraps It UpIn the Bag!: Margaret Knight Wraps It Up2013 - Selection
Bon Appetit!: The Delicious Life of Julia ChildBon Appetit!: The Delicious Life of Julia Child2013 - Selection
Sarah Gives Thanks: How Thanksgiving Became a National HolidaySarah Gives Thanks: How Thanksgiving Became a National Holiday2013 - Selection
Zephyr Takes FlightZephyr Takes Flight2013 - Selection
Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony2013 - Selection
Words in the DustWords in the Dust2012 - Selection
Island’s EndIsland’s End2012 - Selection
IllegalIllegal2012 - Selection
Women Claim the Vote: The Rise of the Women’s Suffrage Movement 1828-1860Women Claim the Vote: The Rise of the Women’s Suffrage Movement 1828-18602012 - Selection
I Shall Wear MidnightI Shall Wear Midnight2012 - Selection
The Floating IslandsThe Floating Islands2012 - Selection
Flutter: The Story of Four Sisters and One Incredible JourneyFlutter: The Story of Four Sisters and One Incredible Journey2012 - Selection
Queens of the Ice: They were Fast, They were Fierce, They were Teenage GirlsQueens of the Ice: They were Fast, They were Fierce, They were Teenage Girls2012 - Selection
Small Acts of Amazing CourageSmall Acts of Amazing Courage2012 - Selection
The Modern Feminist Movement: Sisters Under the Skin, 1961-1979The Modern Feminist Movement: Sisters Under the Skin, 1961-19792012 - Selection
Women Heroes of World War II: 26 stories of espionage, sabotage, resistance, and rescueWomen Heroes of World War II: 26 stories of espionage, sabotage, resistance, and rescue2012 - Selection
Women at War: The Progressive Era, World War I and Women’s SuffrageWomen at War: The Progressive Era, World War I and Women’s Suffrage2012 - Selection
Hatshepsut of EgyptHatshepsut of Egypt2012 - Selection
Isabella of CastileIsabella of Castile2012 - Selection
Dazzling Women DesignersDazzling Women Designers2012 - Selection
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia EarhartAmelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart2012 - Selection
Addie on the InsideAddie on the Inside2012 - Selection
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)2012 - Selection
Flesh and Blood so Cheap: The Triangle Factory Fire and its LegacyFlesh and Blood so Cheap: The Triangle Factory Fire and its Legacy2012 - Selection
Promise the NightPromise the Night2012 - Selection
Anya’s WarAnya’s War2012 - Selection
Zita the SpacegirlZita the Spacegirl2012 - Selection
Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women’s SuffrageMarching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage2012 - Selection
Every-day dress-upEvery-day dress-up2012 - Selection
Tia Isa Wants A CarTia Isa Wants A Car2012 - Selection
Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women’s Hoops on the MapBasketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women’s Hoops on the Map2012 - Selection
Me… JaneMe… Jane2012 - Selection
Pirate vs. PiratePirate vs. Pirate2012 - Selection
Night flight: Amelia Earhart crosses the AtlanticNight flight: Amelia Earhart crosses the Atlantic2012 - Selection
Red bird sings: the story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American author, musician and activistRed bird sings: the story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American author, musician and activist2012 - Selection
The Bravest Woman in AmericaThe Bravest Woman in America2012 - Selection
Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw GhettoIrena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto2012 - Selection
True (. . . Sort Of)True (. . . Sort Of)2012 - Selection
Liberty’s Voice: The Story of Emma LazarusLiberty’s Voice: The Story of Emma Lazarus2012 - Selection
The Taxing Case of the CowsThe Taxing Case of the Cows2012 - Selection
Tillie the Terrible Swede: How one Woman, a Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed HistoryTillie the Terrible Swede: How one Woman, a Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed History2012 - Selection
Eliza’s Cherry Trees: Japan’s Gift to AmericaEliza’s Cherry Trees: Japan’s Gift to America2012 - Selection
Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War HeroNurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero2012 - Selection
Daughter of WinterDaughter of Winter2012 - Selection
The Year We Were Famous: Based on the True Story of Young Clara Estby’s Walk Across AmericaThe Year We Were Famous2012 - Selection
Threads and FlamesThreads and Flames2012 - Selection
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: U.S. Supreme Court JusticeRuth Bader Ginsburg: U.S. Supreme Court Justice2012 - Selection
WrappedWrapped2012 - Selection
The Elephant ScientistThe Elephant Scientist2012 - Selection
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them SafeThe Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe2012 - Selection
Daughter of XanaduDaughter of Xanadu2012 - Selection
F’em : Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts On BallsF’em : Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts On Balls.2012 - Selection
Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You’re WorthKnowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You’re Worth2012 - Selection
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship that Changed the WorldElizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship that Changed the World2012 - Selection
My Name is Victoria: The Extraordinary Story of one Woman’s Struggle to Reclaim Her True IdentityMy Name is Victoria: The Extraordinary Story of one Woman’s Struggle to Reclaim Her True Identity2012 - Selection
Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at WarMighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War2012 - Selection
Jane Addams: Spirit in ActionJane Addams: Spirit in Action2012 - Selection
Girls Like UsGirls Like Us2012 - Selection
PinkPink2012 - Selection
Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl RevolutionGirls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution2012 - Selection
The Girl With Three LegsThe Girl With Three Legs2012 - Selection
Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-AcceptanceBeautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance2012 - Selection
Sojourner Truth: A BiographySojourner Truth: A Biography2012 - Selection
Who is Ana Mendieta?Who is Ana Mendieta?2012 - Selection
Reading WomenReading Women2012 - Selection
Reshaping the Work-Family DebateReshaping the Work-Family Debate2012 - Selection
When She WokeWhen She Woke2012 - Selection
The WayThe Way2012 - Selection
The MockingbirdsThe Mockingbirds2012 - Selection
Wideness & Wonder: The Life and Art of Georgia O’KeeffeWideness & Wonder: The Life and Art of Georgia O’Keeffe2012 - Selection
WildthornWildthorn2012 - Selection
Strength in Numbers: Industrialization and Political Activism, 1861-1899Strength in Numbers: Industrialization and Political Activism, 1861-18992012 - Selection
Supreme Court Justices: Sonia SotomayorSupreme Court Justices: Sonia Sotomayor2012 - Selection
Good Sports: Yes, She Can!Good Sports: Yes, She Can!2012 - Selection
Beauty QueensBeauty Queens2012 - Selection
HushHush2012 - Selection
DeadlyDeadly2012 - Selection
RevolutionRevolution2012 - Selection
Sister MischiefSister Mischief2012 - Selection
SteelSteel2012 - Selection
This Girl is DifferentThis Girl is Different2012 - Selection
The Daughter’s WalkThe Daughter’s Walk2012 - Selection
In TroubleIn Trouble2012 - Selection
HuntressHuntress2012 - Selection
Akata WitchAkata Witch2012 - Selection
MastiffMastiff2012 - Selection
Queen of WaterQueen of Water2012 - Selection
DivergentDivergent2012 - Selection
2011 Amelia Bloomer booklist2011 - Selection
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2004 Bloomer list2004 - Selection