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

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

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

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3/5 (14 évaluations)
Longueur:
33 pages
7 minutes
Sortie:
Mar 1, 2013
ISBN:
9780807549919
Format:
Livre

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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
Sortie:
Mar 1, 2013
ISBN:
9780807549919
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Cheryl Harness lives in Independence, Missouri. As an author and illustrator, she is known for her engaging approach to history, seen in such books as Our Colonial Year; Mary Walker Wears the Pants; Young Abe Lincoln; George Washington; Spymaster; Three Young Pilgrims, Ghosts of the White House; and Remember the Ladies.


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  • (3/5)
    A somewhat slight look at the life of Mary Walker, a female physician who served in the Union army during the Civil War. A note at the back of the book does something to provide additional info (dates, etc.), but no sources are cited. Pair this book with LOUISA MAY'S BATTLE for more on women in the Civil War. Skip it and pick up WHO SAYS WOMEN CAN'T BE DOCTORS? by Tanya Lee Stone if you're looking for information about early female physicians.
  • (4/5)
    Highly Recommended This story about Mary Walker is well done for a non-fiction picture book trying to explain women?s rights, abolition and the Civil War. Mary Walker was a woman who wore pants in the 1800?s and was one of the first women to get a medical degree. As the nation was about to go to war, Mary decided she was going to go help the wounded. When she got there, she was not allowed to practice medicine, but to just be a volunteer. But Mary was stubborn and stayed to prove herself. She helped the wounded on the battlefield and was finally recognized and made an officer by a Major General in 1863. She was later arrested by the South as a spy and thrown in prison. She was released during an officer exchange. In 1866, Mary was given the Medal of Honor. The conclusion to the story shows Mary proudly wearing her medal and traveling around to lecture about her experiences.This book is a really powerful story for young girls to read. It is about a woman who defied societal expectations of her time and just believed that women were equal to men. She fought for women to have the right to vote, work, think and dress in the way they wanted to. Unfortunately, people always made fun of her and she was thrown in jail several times for wearing pants. Some of the published reviews say that the phrasing is awkward, but I read it out loud and it flows just fine. It is a very complex history that is being told through a picture book. The illustrations are a very nice water color that make you think of the 1800?s. The faces of the town gossips look very disdainful and the reader can imagine themselves being looked at with scorn. Mary Walker is depicted as a proud woman with her head held high, doing what she thought was right.This book is perfect for a school or public library. It would work well during library units on non-fiction and biography reading. It can be used for silent reading or for a read aloud. Perfect for upper elementary. The pictures help tell the story that is not always conveyed in the words. It can help teach girls to think for themselves and do what is right for them. It also teaches about the Civil War, women?s rights and the culture of the late 1800?s in the United States. This book will help to hit a lot of the English Language Arts and history standards. There is also an AR quiz for those students who enjoy taking them.