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Mary wears what she wants /

by Negley, Keith [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm.ISBN: 9780062846792; 0062846795.Subject(s): Walker, Mary Edwards, 1832-1919 -- Juvenile fiction | Women physicians -- United States -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile fiction | Women's clothing -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction | Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction | Pants -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction | Sex role -- Juvenile fiction | Picture books for children | Picture books for childrenSummary: "Once upon a time (but not too long ago), girls only wore dresses. And only boys wore pants. Until one day, a young girl named Mary had a bold idea: She would wear whatever she wanted. And she wanted to wear pants! Inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing doctor who was arrested many times for wearing pants, this fresh, charming picture book encourages readers to think for themselves while gently challenging gender and societal norms"-- Jacket flap.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>From the award-winning creator of My Dad Used to Be So Cool and Tough Guys Have Feelings Too comes a charming picture book inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing 19th-century doctor who was arrested many times for wearing pants.</p> <p>Once upon a time (but not that long ago), girls only wore dresses. And only boys wore pants.</p> <p>Until one day, a young girl named Mary had an idea: She would wear whatever she wanted. And she wanted to wear pants!</p> <p>This bold, original picture book encourages readers to think for themselves while gently challenging gender and societal norms.</p>

Ages 4-8.

"Originally inspired by the episode 'Mary Walker would wear what she wanted' from the podcast The Memory Palace."

"Once upon a time (but not too long ago), girls only wore dresses. And only boys wore pants. Until one day, a young girl named Mary had a bold idea: She would wear whatever she wanted. And she wanted to wear pants! Inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing doctor who was arrested many times for wearing pants, this fresh, charming picture book encourages readers to think for themselves while gently challenging gender and societal norms"-- Jacket flap.

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Horn Book Review

When Mary gets the daring idea to wear pants, she's met with angry adults for wearing "boy's clothes," but inside school she finds a classroom of girls also wearing pants--and happy smiles. Illustrations place the aspirational story based on Civil War surgeon and feminist Mary Walker's (18321919) life in a vaguely mid-nineteenth-century American setting; playful content, a riot of fabric patterns, and cheerful candy colors lend a modern sensibility. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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