Stylist collaborated with guest-editors Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to share our favourite books by and about inspiring women.
Something caught your eye in Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s edit of Stylist magazine?
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LIFE AND TIMES
As publisher of The Washington Post, Graham was instrumental in exposing the Pentagon Papers and Watergate scandal.
Written in 1929, Woolf’s seminal work is a call to arms for women seeking financial and intellectual freedom.
Our guest columnist Mary Beard’s book is a fascinating insight into the cultural treatment of women who speak out.
IN HER WORDS
Nobel winner Nadia Murad tells the harrowing story of how she lost her family and was sexually enslaved by Isis.
The life of the great Lady Hale has just been released in picture book form to inspire the next generation.
£12.99, Legal Action Group
One of Chelsea’s childhood favourites, A Wrinkle In Time tackles big questions about personal freedoms.
WEAR IT WELL
Inspired by the story of Mary Edwards Walker, a 19th-century doctor who was repeatedly arrested for wearing trousers.
ON THE ROAD
Born with cerebral palsy and wheelchair-bound, Nujeen Mustafa made an extraordinary journey from Syria to Germany.
Octavia E Butler’s classic tale of an unjust America is being rereleased, and it’s still utterly captivating.
Another story close to Chelsea’s heart. “I was in awe of Dorothy’s refusal to give up on herself or her friends,” she says.
From self-destruction to glory, Forward by US football legend Abby Wambach is one of the best sporting stories.
Written in 1857, this autobiography by the famed Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole is endlessly entertaining.
This playful ode to the very serious work of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is sheer brilliance.
In 2003, the incredible Leymah Gbowee led the Liberia Mass Action For Peace and stopped a war. This is her story.
£11.99, Beast Books
The woman who took on the government – and won – twice, Gina Martin’s book is all about changing the status quo.
From storytellers to Earth defenders, The Book Of Gutsy Women will leave you fizzing with emotion and inspiration.
Every speech made by Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate change activist who sparked a global movement.
For older Rebel Girls come new chapter books featuring the likes of Madam CJ Walker and Ada Lovelace.
out 12 Nov, £9.99, Rebel Girls
Activist Ellen Pao’s Reset is a story of navigating the boys’ club in business and creating space for women.
£13.50, Random House
Rigoberta Menchú stood up to slavery in Guatemala at immense personal cost – read her memoir as soon as you can.
Meet 13 rule-breakers, from 20th-century activist Clara Lemlich to the first Latina justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth endure as examples of how to rail against society’s expectations and be true to yourself.
Revolutionary and divisive, Betty Friedan’s 1963 book set the second wave of feminism in motion.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 15 smart suggestions for raising girls debunks every female stereotype.
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh has written a vital and eye-opening memoir about growing up amid Islamophobia.
The latest addition to the excellent Little People, Big Dreams series is a delightful paean to Zaha Hadid.
£9.99, Frances Lincoln
Hillary calls Maya Angelou’s writing “an anthem of liberation and empowerment” that remains essential reading.
£6.99, Little, Brown
We both love reading and, unsurprisingly, are constantly on the search for stories of gutsy women.
Francesca Brown is books editor for Stylist magazine and Stylist Loves; she also compiles the Style List on a weekly basis. She is a self-confessed HBO abuser and has a wide selection of grey sweatshirts. Honestly, you just can’t have enough. @franabouttown