Sunday, July 26, 2009

Amelia Bloomer Project

How'd I go this long without knowing about the Amelia Bloomer Project?? I only just found out about it this morning during my bimonthly or so read-all-the-feminist-magazines-for-the-price-of-a-cup-of-coffee at the Barnes and Noble. [Remember when Venus used to be the coolest publication around? sigh...]

So in a sidebar to Ms. magazine's boring article about Twilight in which they recommended more feministy alternatives, they pointed me to the Amelia Bloomer Project website which, as part of the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table, has put out lists honoring feminist children's writing since 2002.

Here's the YA fiction list for 2009. Check out the site for descriptions of each book, the non-fiction list, and for past years' lists.

A Curse Dark as Gold
Elizabeth C. Bunce
Kristin Cashore
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
Claire Dean
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom
Margarita Engle
Girl Overboard
Justina Chen Headley
White Sands, Red Menace
Ellen Klages
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
, E.
The Shadow Speaker
Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
Living Dead Girl
Elizabeth Scott
Big Fat Manifesto
Susan Vaught
Climbing the Stairs
Padma Venkatraman
The Kayla Chronicles,
Sherri Winston

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