Wednesday, 18 February 2015

2015 Amelia Bloomer Project List

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-five 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 their positive messages, three #youngCanLit books have been included in the Amelia Bloomer Project and two of these were selected for the Amelia Bloomer Top 10 List!  

EARLY READERS:   Non-Fiction
Every Day is Malala Day
Rosemary McCarney with Plan International
Second Story Press
K- Gr. 3

 Also an Amelia Bloomer Top 10 List selection

MIDDLE GRADE:  Non-Fiction
Because I Am A Girl: I Can Change the World
Rosemary McCarney with Jen Albaugh and Plan International
Second Story Press 
Gr. 4-8

 Also an Amelia Bloomer Top 10 List selection

Moon at Nine
Deborah Ellis 
Pajama Press
Gr. 8+

The complete 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project List is available here.

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