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Amelia Bloomer Project
A selection of books to encourage and inspire girls to be smart, brave, and proud, chosen by librarians on the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association.
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Cover Art: Pink Wilkinson, Lili
Pink
Sixteen-year-old Ava does not know who she is or where she belongs, but when she tries out a new personality--and sexual orientation--at a different school, her edgy girlfriend, potential boyfriend, and others are hurt by her lack of honesty. 310 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Rookie Yearbook One Rookie Yearbook One
A collection of articles, interviews, photo editorials, and illustrations from the highly praised and hugely popular online magazine RookieMag.com.
349 p. 2012
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Women Heroes of World War II : 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue Atwood, Kathryn J.
Women Heroes of World War II : 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue
Noor Inayat Khan was the first female radio operator sent into occupied France and transferred crucial messages. Johtje Vos, a Dutch housewife, hid Jews in her home and repeatedly outsmarted the Gestapo. Law student Hannie Schaft became involved in the most dangerous resistance work--sabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations. In these pages, young readers will meet these and many other similarly courageous women and girls who risked their lives to help defeat the Nazis.
266 p. 2011
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Sophia's War : a Tale of the Revolution Avi
Sophia's War : a Tale of the Revolution
In 1776, after witnessing the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, newly occupied by the British army, young Sophia Calderwood resolves to do all she can to help the American cause, including becoming a spy.
302 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: King Peggy : an American Secretary her Royal Destiny and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village Bartels, Peggielene
King Peggy : an American Secretary her Royal Destiny and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
"King Peggy" is the charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa.
333 p. 2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Wrapped Bradbury, Jennifer
Wrapped
Seventeen-year-old Agnes Wilkins is about to make her debut into 1815 London society at a lavish party, where she meets Lord Showalter, a wealthy and eligible man who collects Egyptian antiquities and who is hiding a dangerous secret.
309 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Bradley, C. Alan
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, must exonerate her father of murder. Armed with more than enough knowledge to tie two distant deaths together and examine new suspects, she begins a search that will lead her all the way to the King of England himself.
373 p. 2009
Adult Mystery Book
  Cover Art: Cowgirls Branzei, Sylvia
Cowgirls
True stories of twelve independent women heroes who through the cowgirl spirit and a strong will earned their place in history.
96 p. 2011
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Beauty Queens Bray, Libba
Beauty Queens
When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.
396 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Graceling Cashore, Kristin
Graceling
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
471 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Hush Chayil, Eishes
Hush
After remembering the cause of her best friend Devory's suicide at age nine, Gittel is determined to raise awareness of sexual abuse in her Borough Park, New York, community, despite the rules of Chassidim that require her to be silent.
359 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Remarkable Creatures Chevalier, Tracy
Remarkable Creatures
When Mary Anning uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home on the English coast, she sets the religious fathers on edge, the townspeople to vicious gossip, and the scientific world alight. Luckily, Mary finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot.
312 p. 2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Deadly Chibbaro, Julie
Deadly
In the early nineteen-hundreds, sixteen-year-old Prudence Galewski leaves school to take a job assisting the head epidemiologist at New York's Department of Health and Sanitation, investigating the intriguing case of "Typhoid Mary," a seemingly healthy woman who is infecting others with typhoid fever.
293 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Rift Cremer, Andrea R.
Rift
Sixteen-year-old Lady Ember Morrow fulfills a family obligation by joining her friend Alistair in the Conatus Guard and begins training to help with the order's true mission, to seek out and stop evildoers and their unnatural creations.
430 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: For the Win Doctorow, Cory
For the Win
A group of teens from around the world find themselves drawn into an online revolution arranged by a mysterious young woman known as Big Sister Nor, who hopes to challenge the status quo and change the world using her virtual connections.
475 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Revolution Donnelly, Jennifer
Revolution
When an angry, grieving musician faces expulsion from her private school, she travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution.
471 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Wildthorn Eagland, Jane
Wildthorn
Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove is locked away in the Wildthorn Hall mental institution, where she is stripped of her identity and left to wonder who has tried to destroy her life.
350 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Surrender Tree : Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom Engle, Margarita
The Surrender Tree : Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom
Poems that explore Cuba's fight for independence follow Rosa, a nurse who turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her, and where she does her best to help everyone, with no regard to race or nationality.
169 p. 2008
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Threads and Flames Friesner, Esther M.
Threads and Flames
After recovering from typhus, thirteen-year-old Raisa leaves her Polish shtetl for America to join her older sister, and goes to work at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory.
390 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Scarlet Gaughen, A. C.
Scarlet
Will Scarlet shadows Robin Hood, with an unerring eye for finding treasures to steal and throwing daggers with deadly accuracy, but when Gisbourne, a ruthless bounty hunter, is hired by the sheriff to capture Robin and his band of thieves, Robin must become Will's protector, risking his own life in the process.
292 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Sister Mischief Goode, L.
Sister Mischief
Esme Rockett, also known as MC Ferocious, rocks her suburban Minnesota Christian high school with more than the hip-hop music she makes with best friends Marcy ( DJ SheStorm) and Tess (The ConTessa) when she develops feelings for her co-MC, Rowie (MC Rohini).
367 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
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