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Mary wears what she wants

by Negley, Keith,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 15 of 17 copies
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Picture Book E NEGL
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E NEGLEY
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Northern Tier Regional Library Picture Book J PB NEGLE
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC NEGLEY
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Whitehall Public Library Picture Books PIC Negley
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Summary

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.

Once upon a time (but not that long ago), girls only wore dresses. And only boys wore pants.

Until one day, a young girl named Mary had an idea: She would wear whatever she wanted. And she wanted to wear pants!

This bold, original picture book encourages readers to think for themselves while gently challenging gender and societal norms.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The nineteenth-century childhood of women's-rights activist Dr. Mary Walker, who eschewed dresses, inspired this tale of being true to oneself. Believing Pants were just plain better, elementary-school-aged Mary bravely marched into town in a pair, but all adults (except her supportive father) and many of her peers disapproved. Mary persevered, wearing my clothes, and finally one day entered her classroom to see the other girls all wearing pants, too. At face value, this is an empowering story with a sunny ending, and the striking watercolor pencil and cut-paper artwork, with its hot pinks, dark grays, bold patterns, and stylized characters' expressions, seems to come from right out of a South Park episode. Though not nonfiction, this is still likely to raise questions about the historical period upon which it's based: Were all of Mary's contemporaries miserable wearing dresses? Were white and black Americans integrated in her pre-Civil War community, as depicted here? Despite generalizations and anachronisms, Negley's point is firmly made and sure to elicit cheers.--Andrew Medlar Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Negley's strong-minded heroine is loosely based on Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing female physician born in 1832 who was "arrested repeatedly" for wearing trousers. The pint-size Walker hates wearing the "heavy-and-hot-and-hard-to-breathe-in dresses" of her era and believes that "the way things have always been" didn't have to stay that way. Negley's distinctive graphic style features clownlike figures and dominating splashes of shocking pink, blue, and yellow. When Walker sports a pair of pants and is maligned by disapproving townsfolk, she expresses her frustrations to her father, a sympathetic figure with an inky black beard and long silhouette. Sometimes all it takes is one courageous person to challenge the rules: to the girl's delight, other girls embrace wearing pants, too. Back matter provides a photo of Walker along with brief biographical content. Ages 4-8. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Walker, Mary Edwards, -- 1832-1919 -- Juvenile fiction.
Walker, Mary Edwards, -- 1832-1919.
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.
Pants -- Juvenile fiction.
Clothing and dress.
Women's rights.
Publisher New York, NY :2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "Originally inspired by the episode 'Mary Walker would wear what she wanted' from the podcast 'The memory palace'"--Title page verso.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm
ISBN 9780062846792
0062846795
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