List O Mania – Amelia Bloomer

Some lists that come out of ALA are not from ALSC or YALSA. Take, for example, the 2013 Amelia Bloomer List from the Amelia Bloomer Project, a product of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table’s (SRRT) Feminist Taskforce, announced the 2013 Amelia Bloomer List at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, held Jan. 25-29, 2013.

From the ALA press release:  “The bibliography consists of well written and illustrated books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers from birth to 18 years old. This year’s list includes more than 50 titles published between July 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2012

A full list as at the Amelia Bloomer Project website. As with other links, I’m only listing below what I read and reviewed. (Note to self: add serving on this to my bucket list).

Schrefer, Eliot. Endangered. My review. Sophie’s mother is in a remote part of the country, leaving Sophie and the sanctuary workers behind caring for the bonobos, when violence breaks out. An armed revolution has begun. Sophie’s American father and American passport may save her, give her a way to escape the violence, but Sophie cannot bring herself to abandon[the orphaned bonobo] Otto. Sophie decides to stay with Otto. When the sanctuary itself is attacked, Sophie has to figure out a way to save herself and Otto.”

Wein, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity. My review“France. 1943. Verity, a British spy, has been captured by the Nazis. “I AM A COWARD,” she explains. She has given the Nazis the wireless codes they wanted; she is now writing out her confession, explaining how and why she ended up in Ormaie in Nazi-occupied France, why she has the identify papers of Maddie Brodart, and why she is telling the truth and telling the Nazis every little thing. How much time has Verity bought for herself? A handful of days to write her confession; and after that, what?”


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