Rad Women Challenge


I received a copy of Rad Women Worldwide and after looking through the list I realized I had read two books and owned others by/about some of the women…and I figured it would be a lot of fun to find more books for the others featured in this book. This is a low-key challenge for myself, but if you’d like to join in and have a link up please let me know and I’ll get one set up.

Basic Guidelines

  • There are 40 women featured in Rad Women Worldwide, the goal is to read one book about or by each of these women.
  • No deadline
  • There are 250 more women listed in the back of the book, those books can count as well but this list will focus on the 40 and I will add the others as I read them.
  • I’m adding books I’ve found for each woman. The ones that are underlined & red are the books I’ve chosen to read.

The Rad Women List

  • Enheduanna: The Exaltation of Inanna (Religious/Mythology/Poem)
  • Malala Yusafzai: I Am Malala (Autobiography)
  • Kalpana Chawala: The Life and Times of Kalpana Chawla by Abhishek Kumar (Biography), Comm Check by Michael Cabbage (Nonfiction)
  • Aung San Suu Kyi: Letters from Burma (Nonfiction), Freedom from Fear (Nonfiction), The Voice of Hope (Biography)
  • Qiu Jin: Chinese Joan of Arc by Marie-Laure De Shazer (Biography)
  • Junko Tabei: Honouring High Places: The Mountian Life of Junko Tabei by Junko Tabei & Helen Rolfe (Biography)
  • Fe Del Mundo: 
  • Dame Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira: Rangi and his Dinosaurs (Children’s Book)
  • Faith Bandler: Faith: Faith Bandler, Gentle Activist by Marilyn Lake (Biography), Welou, My Brother by Faith Bandler (Biographical Fiction)
  • Live Arnesen & Ann Bancroft
  • Miriam Makeba
  • Wangri Maathai
  • Kasha Jacqueline Nagabasera
  • Funmilayo Ransom Kuti
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie (Fiction), We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Adichie (Nonfiction)
  • Hatshepsut: The Woman Who Would Be King by Kara Cooney (Biography)
  • Madres De La Plaza De Mayo
  • Marta
  • Quintreman Sisters
  • Policarpa “La Pola” Salvarrieta
  • Bastardilla
  • Nanny of the Maroons
  • Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Queen Lili’Uokalani
  • Venus and Serena Williams
  • Birute Mary Galdikis
  • Buffy Saint-Marie
  • Eniac Programmers
  • Guerrilla Girls
  • Grace “Granuale” O’Malley
  • Princess Sophia Duleep Singh
  • Poly Styrene
  • Sophie Scholl
  • Marie Curie and Irene Joliot-Curie
  • Josephine Baker
  • Maria Montessori
  • Hypatia
  • Emma Goldman