Pioneering Women

10 books that celebrate groundbreaking women

On 18 June 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. 55 years later, Sally Ride became the first American woman (and the youngest astronaut ever) to go into space. In honour of these historic trips, we've put together a list of books celebrating women who broke down barriers, from the voting booth to the operating theatre to the clouds and beyond.

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust