Saturday, 23 February 2013

Amelia Bloomer Project List 2013: Feminist Literature

Annually, the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibility Round Table announces the best feminist books for young readers in their Amelia Bloomer Project.  Named for Amelia Bloomer, the  pioneering 19th century newpaper editor, feminist and suffragist, the Project recommends titles of fiction and non-fiction for early readers, middle grades and young adults.  

This year, forty-six titles were honoured with inclusion on the Amelia Bloomer Project, of which only a handful were listed as the Top 10 List of recommended reads.  

Recognized for its message that women have succeeded in confronting traditional female stereotypes, only one #youngCanLit book is included in the Amelia Bloomer Project and, in fact, it was selected for the Amelia Bloomer Top 10 List!  


Monica Kulling 

for this unique distinction

for her book

In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up
Illustrated by David Parkins
Tundra Books
32 pp.
Ages 5-9

The story of inventor Margaret Knight and her fight to have her inventions, including the flat-bottomed paper bag, recognized as her own. 
(Reviewed on CanLit for LittleCanadians on March 11, 2012)

The pdf of the complete 2013 Amelia Bloomer Project List is available at their Facebook page.

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