Amelia Earhart: Pioneering Aviator and Force for Women’s Rights

As a child, Amelia Earhart broke society’s rules about how little girls were supposed to behave. As a young adult, she further shattered barriers. She became a pilot—something few women did at the time—setting distance, speed, and altitude records. After becoming the first woman to solo across the Atlantic, Amelia set out to become the first person to circle the globe in an aircraft. Her disappearance during that daring 1937 flight remains one of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries. Still, Amelia’s life and career have provided inspiration to generations of young people, particularly those taking non-traditional paths.

Book categories: Biography, Middle Grade Books, and Non-Fiction