If you’re shopping for feminist-friendly books for the under-18 crowd, the 2009 Amelia Bloomer list looks like a good place to start.
The evaluated over 400 fiction and non-fiction books this year, selecting books suitable for all age groups. It’s broken down using the grade system in US schools, which can be a bit confusing, but it seems to start out with books aimed at the youngest age bracket and get older.
Exemplary books that celebrate the strengths of girls and women and nourish their potential are needed now more than ever. The Amelia Bloomer Project produces an annual list of books for young readers, birth through age 18, that contain significant feminist content. We need not just cardboard “feisty” or “spunky” female characters, but tales of girls and women who have broken barriers and fought to change their situations and their environment.