Harness, Cheryl and Illustrated by Molinari. Carlo Mary Walker wears the Pants 32 pgs. Albert Whitman & Company, 2013. $14.42. Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.
Mary Edwards Walker helped lay the ground work for the role of women today. She rebelled against the typical female conventions by becoming a doctor, wearing pants, and actively participating in the civil war. Although she was often ridiculed, she stood up for what she believed and made a difference through hard work, perseverance and sheer grit.
What a fantastic role model!! Never giving up, individuality, standing up for what is right and just, and being yourself! This was an excellent book! The book does a great job of laying out understandable context, both about a woman typical place in this time period, as well as the events. A general foundation in basic US history would be helpful though –works for lessons on role models, biographies, women’s rights, and of course, history.
Elementary -ESSENTIAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.