Monday, December 22, 2014

MARY WALKER WEARS THE PANTS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE DOCTOR, REFORMER, AND CIVIL WAR HERO by Cheryl Harness. Illus by Carlo Molinari. Chicago, IL; Albert Whitman & Co., 2013.  978-0-8075-4990; hb., $16.99. Gr.3-6  JNF 610.82

A strong female role model for young girls researching history, Mary Edwards Walker was one of the first female doctors in the United States during the Civil War.  She believed in women’s rights and chose to wear trousers instead of dresses, as she was expected to.  She also participated in the Civil War, earning the Medal of Honor. The back of the book includes a biography of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker and how she influenced the role of women in the 1800’s.
Char Dugas, Munising School Public Library Volunteer

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