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Balzer & Bray/Harperteen

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Author: Negley, Keith

Brand: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen

Edition: Illustrated

Binding: Hardcover

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 48

Release Date: 15-01-2019

Details: Product Description 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. From School Library Journal K-Gr 2-Inspired by the early life of Mary Edwards Walker, this brief fictional account highlights Dr. Walker's childhood rebellion against the traditional dress of women and girls in the mid to late 1800s. Supported by her parents, she wore pants as she pleased for freedom of movement and comfort. This brief book is a celebration of her early independent thought, fight against social dress norms of the day, and her eventual lifelong career and dedication to medicine and hygiene. Young Mary's self-confidence, support from her father, and personal battle at an early age are presented here-illustrated strongly with shocked adult reactions to a strong-willed child and angry town residents with signs chasing her on the way to school. A short biographical note by the author does not mention the early school she attended that was founded by her forward-thinking parents, but does include her continued independence in dress, her choice of education, and career as a surgeon and activist for the rest of her life. Art in pencil and paper collage with a multitude of prints in pinks and grays create the diverse array of characters in Mary's world. ­VERDICT A supplemental purchase inspired by a noted American woman in the field of medicine.-Mary Elam, ­Learning ­Media ­Services, Plano ISD, TXα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. From the Back Cover 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 an idea, and it was kind of a big deal. 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. About the Author Keith Negley is the author and illustrator of Mary Wears What She Wants, My Dad Used to Be So Cool, and Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too). He has received multiple medals from the Society of Illustrators as well as recognition from American Illustration. His artwork has been featured in countless publications, and he is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the New Yorker. Keith lives with his family on the side of a small mountain that sits next to a big lake just outside of Bellingham, Washington. On good days he can see bald eagles from his studio window. Keith Negley is the author and illustrator of Mary Wears What She Wants, My Dad Used to Be So Cool, and Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too). He has received multiple medals from the Society of Illustrators as well as recognition from American Illustration. His artwork has been featured in countless publications, and he is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the New Yorker. Keith lives with his family on the side of a small mountain that sits next to a big lake just outside of Bellingham, Washington. On good days he can see bald eagles from his studio window.

EAN: 9780062846792

Package Dimensions: 10.8 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches

Languages: English