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2016 Amelia Bloomer List

14 Jan

In addition to the awards, many lists are announced as well. Here is the 2016 Amelia Bloomer List, of recommended feminist literature for birth through 18.


We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s call to action, is a definitive answer to the oft-repeated question, “why feminism?” In a world where this question is still being raised, the Amelia Bloomer Project exists to honor and celebrate the exemplary feminist responses provided in literature for readers ages 0 to 18.  

Global feminist movements have taken many forms this year. In The Green Bicycle, securing her own means of transportation empowers Wadjda to take control of her journey in a misogynist society. In The Born-Frees,we are introduced to a South African teen writing group, young women who “have always had voices. They just needed to be prompted, to have the questions asked, and for the rest of us to have ears to hear.” In Headscarves and Hymens, Mona Eltahawy definitively explains why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution and reminds all…

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