In honor of March being Women's History Month, The Big Read—blog of the National Endowment for the Arts—has compiled a list of the 15 most fearless female literary characters.

Those who made the cut include Jo March from Little Women, Janie Crawford from Their Eyes Were Watching God, Ma Joad from The Grapes of Wrath and Anne Elliot from Persuasion.

Anne over Elizabeth Bennet? No Lisbeth Salander? Readers, what do you think of the list? Who do you think is missing?

If you're hungry for more, check out this list of our favorite female heroines.

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