Well, this is just the coolest.
I’ve gotten a lot of nice feedback about my book, Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine, but this one really means a lot. The book has been named to the 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project List. Each year, the Amelia Bloomer List features the best books with significant feminist content published in the previous 18 months that will appeal to young readers from birth to 18 years of age. The Amelia Bloomer Project is part of the American Library Association, Social Responsibilities Round Table’s (SRRT) Feminist Task Force (FTF).
I am so honoured that Wonder Woman Unbound is on the list, and the company is just unbelievable. Just to name a few, there’s G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona’s Ms. Marvel: No Normal, in my mind the absolute best comic of the past year. There’s also Lynn Sherr’s fantastic biography of Sally Ride, which you should all go read if you haven’t yet. Plus, there’s a Nobel Peace Prize winner! Malala Yousafzai’s I Am Malala is on the list as well. It’s very humbling to be listed alongside such wonderful books.
The Amelia Bloomer Project is a great resource to find excellent feminist books for young readers of all ages. I think it’s so important to present the stories of strong and impactful women, real and fictional, to kids and teens, and I feel very privileged to get to be a part of this endeavour. I highly recommend checking out the 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project List, and the lists from past years as well, to find some excellent feminist books for yourself and for any young readers in your life.