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1. Amelia Earhart (and more)

Buy Fly Girls at Amazon

Fly Girls

By Keith O'Brien

2. Candy Darling

Buy Candy Darling at Amazon

Candy Darling

By Candy Darling

3. Victoria Woodhull

4. Violette Szabo

Buy Carve Her Name with Pride at Amazon

Carve Her Name with Pride

By R J Minney

5. Helen Keller

Buy The Story of My Life at Amazon

The Story of My Life

By Helen Keller

6. Bessie Smith

7. Sojourner Truth

Buy The Narrative of Sojourner Truth at Amazon

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth

By Sojourner Truth

8. Constance Wilde

9. Rachel Carson

10. Emily Hahn

Buy Nobody Said Not to Go at Amazon

Nobody Said Not to Go

By Ken Cuthbertson

11. Anne Sexton 

12. Emma Goldman

Buy Red Emma Speaks at Amazon

Red Emma Speaks

By Alix Kates Shulman

13. Ada Lovelace

Buy Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age at Amazon

Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age

By James Essinger

14. Pauli Murray

Buy The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship at Amazon

The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship

By Patricia Bell-Scott

15. Amelia Bloomer

Buy Amelia Bloomer & Dress Reform, Or: How Women Came to Wear Pants at Amazon

Amelia Bloomer & Dress Reform, Or: How Women Came to Wear Pants

By Joan Baker

16. Zora Neale Hurston

Buy Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston at Amazon

Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston

By Valerie Boyd

17. Dorothy Lawrence

Buy Sapper at Amazon

Sapper

By Dorothy Lawrence

18. Nellie Bly

Buy Nellie Bly: Daredevil. Reporter. Feminist. at Amazon

Nellie Bly: Daredevil. Reporter. Feminist.

By Brooke Kroeger

19. Cecilia Payne

Buy Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: An Autobiography and Other Recollections at Amazon

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: An Autobiography and Other Recollections

By Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

20. Alice Coachman Davis

Buy Queen of the Track at Amazon

Queen of the Track

By Heather Lang

21. Rosalind Franklin

Buy Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA at Amazon

Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

By Brenda Maddox

22. Frances Perkins

Buy The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins at Amazon

The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins

By Kirstin Downey

23. Hedy Lamarr

Buy Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamar, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World at Amazon

Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamar, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

By Richard Rhodes

24. James Tiptree Jr. (aka Alice B. Sheldon)

Buy James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon at Amazon

James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon

By Julie Phillips

25. Sophia Duleep Singh

Buy Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary at Amazon

Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

By Anita Anand

26. Isabella Lucy Bird

Buy A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains at Amazon

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

By Isabella Lucy Bird

Published on 12 Mar 2019