Amelia Bloomer Project

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The Amelia Bloomer Project is an annual book list published by the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table for the purpose of honoring children's books with feminist themes. The name of the list refers to the pioneering 19th-century American feminist and journalist, Amelia Bloomer. Books included on the list may be appropriate for youth aged anywhere from birth to age eighteen.[1] The project organizers state the criteria for a book's inclusion in the list as:

  • Significant feminist content
  • Excellence in writing
  • Appealing format
  • Age appropriateness for young readers [2]

A lot of books mainly portray girls as lively, bubbly, and high-spirited women and girls. But, however, people of all genders need to know that woman are more than just frisky, they can also be brave, and courageous human beings who know how to be themselves. Rather than giving into the stereotypes that society has set up for all females to be. Most of these books give encouragement to young girls and women who get insecurities from body images, in which mainstream media portrays. Glamour, weight loss, and an ideal appearance of a skinny waste and slim body are what most woman and girls, gain insecurities from.[3]

The list has been published annually since 2002 and includes both fiction and nonfiction recommendations.[4] This particular list of books is compiled rom top notch literature that contains certain feminist content. The books selected must be published within the United States within in eighteen months of when it was published.[5]

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  1. ^ https://ameliabloomer.wordpress.com/about/
  2. ^ https://ameliabloomer.wordpress.com/about/amelia-bloomer-project-book-criteria/
  3. ^ S., Law, Jennie; McCoy, Maureen,; Beth, Olshewsky,; Angola, Semifero, (2012-03-22). "All about Amelia: The Amelia Bloomer Project". Young Adult Library Services. 10 (3). ISSN 1541-4302. 
  4. ^ https://ameliabloomer.wordpress.com/about/amelia-bloomer-policies-and-procedures/
  5. ^ S., Law, Jennie; McCoy, Maureen,; Beth, Olshewsky,; Angola, Semifero, (2012-03-22). "All about Amelia: The Amelia Bloomer Project". Young Adult Library Services. 10 (3). ISSN 1541-4302. 

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The 2016 Amelia Bloomer Project Committee Members are: Katie Dersnah Mitchell, co-chair, Saline District Library (MI); Linda Parsons, co-chair, The Ohio State University, Marion (OH); Ann Bever, Dallas Public Library (TX); Katelyn Browne, University of Northern Iowa (IA); Kelly Dickinson, National Cathedral School (DC); Emily Fear, Sewickley Public Library (PA); Melissa Nemitz, West Windsor Public Library (NJ); Gesse Stark-Smith, Multnomah County Library (OR); Lizz Zitron, Pacific Lutheran University (WA); and Caitie Morphew (alternate), Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (PA).