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Mary Walker wears the pants : the true story of the doctor, reformer, and Civil War hero

by Harness, Cheryl.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j R154.W18 H36 2013
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
 
Call Number  j R154.W18 H36 2013
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies j R154.W18 H36 2013
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Collection  Children's Biographies
 
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CLP - West End Children's Biographies j R154.W18 H36 2013
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
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Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Biography J 92 BIO WALKER 2013 CRAFTON 5/13
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Collection  Juvenile - Biography
 
Call Number  J 92 BIO WALKER 2013 CRAFTON 5/13
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B WALKER
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Collection  Children's Biography
 
Call Number  J B WALKER
 
 
Plum Community Library Juvenile Biography J 92 WAL
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Collection  Juvenile Biography
 
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Biography J B WALKER 2013
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Collection  Juvenile Biography
 
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Summary
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
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Most children won't recognize the name Mary Walker, but they should. One of the first female doctors in the U.S., she served the North during the bloody Civil War. At first Walker was told to be a nurse like Florence Nightingale, but finally she practiced medicine on battlefields from Virginia to Tennessee, before being taken prisoner by the South. In 1865, she received a Medal of Honor for her war work. Her accomplishments weren't the only thing that set her apart: Walker was a devotee of pant suits, which perhaps caused more consternation than her profession. There are a few instances in the text where points could be better explained for kids (why should the wounded be carried with heads higher than their feet?), and both the writing and the art can be stiff at times. But readers will be impressed by the story of Mary's bravery and her constancy in thinking for herself despite mockery and ridicule. The author's note adds context and information, and the illustration of an elderly pant-suited Mary speaking to a crowd is a fitting conclusion.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Back when wearing pants was an act of defiance for women, Mary Walker sported them with poise. As a Civil War surgeon and activist, pants allowed her freedom of movement. Molinari shows a coiffed Walker striding confidently in a man's tailored suit, as women glower in bonnets and floor-length dresses. In detailed prose, Harness describes Walker caring for the war wounded, being captured as a suspected spy ("It is likely that this was true"), and eventually receiving a Medal of Honor. Throughout, Harness underscores the greater implications of Walker's attire: "There was more to Mary than her trousers. She lived as she believed, as an individual, fully equal and entitled to walk, breathe, and think freely, unbound by a corset or her society's expectations." An endnote further explores Walker's life. Ages 6-9. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Walker, Mary Edwards, -- 1832-1919 -- Juvenile literature.
Walker, Mary Edwards, -- 1832-1919.
Physicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women physicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Suffragists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Physicians.
Women physicians.
Suffragists.
Women -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women.
Publisher Chicago, Ill. :Albert Whitman,2013
Contributors Molinari, Carlo.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9780807549902 (hbk.)
0807549908 (hbk.)
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