Albertsons Library librarian Kelsey Keyes (back row, middle) served as a member of the 2016 selection committee for the Amelia Bloomer Project, which announced the 2017 Amelia Bloomer List at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, held Jan. 20- 24, 2017.
The bibliography consists of notable books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers from birth to 18 years old. This year’s list includes 69 titles published between July 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2016.
Named for Amelia Bloomer, a pioneering 19th century newspaper editor, feminist thinker, public speaker and suffragist, the list features books about girls and women that spur the imagination while confronting traditional female stereotypes.
To view the complete annotated list, please visit the Amelia Bloomer Project blog, https://ameliabloomer.wordpress.com/.
Kelsey will continue her service on the Amelia Bloomer selection committee in 2017.