A project of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table Feminist Task Force
Charge of the Committee
To select from the current year’s publications, books with strong feminist messages for young people from birth to age 18, and to annotate the selected titles.
Purpose of the List
The list presents well-written and illustrated books with strong feminist messages published in the past 18 months that are recommended for young people from birth through eighteen years of age. It is a list of quality fiction and nonfiction titles that affirm positive roles for girls and women.
Fiction and nonfiction should have readable text and a format appealing to young readers. Titles must be accurate and able to stand on their own. Although the list attempts to present a variety of reading tastes and levels, no effort will be made to balance the list according to subject, area of interest, age or genre.
The list is prepared for the use of young people, from birth through eighteen years of age. Adults who work with young readers may also find it of interest.