Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero

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Mary Edwards Walker was unconventional for her time: She was one of the first women doctors in the country, she was a suffragist, and she wore pants! And when the Civil War struck, she took to the battlefields in a modified Union uniform as a commissioned doctor. For her service she became the only woman ever to earn the Medal of Honor. This picture book biography tells the story of a remarkable woman who challenged traditional roles and lived life on her own terms

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Author:

Cheryl Harness

Illustrator:

Carlo Molinari

Publisher:

Albert Whitman & Company

Recommended Ages:

4 - 8 years

Mary Walker

Girls Love STEAM Review:

Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:

"Molinari's images are richly colored and drawn in an old-fashioned but very compatible style. . . .this is a welcome window into an important American life."
-- Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2013

"The child-friendly text, peppered with colorful quotes and descriptions, works both as a read-aloud and a read alone to bring this little-known heroine to life."
-- School Library Journal, April 1, 2013

"This biography of Walker, a little-known women's rights advocate, presents a smart portrait of an unconventional woman."
-- The New York Times, March 27, 2013

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