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"Molinari's images are richly colored and drawn in an old-fashioned but very compatible style. . . .this is a welcome window into an important American life." Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2013
"The child-friendly text, peppered with colorful quotes and descriptions, works both as a read-aloud and a read alone to bring this little-known heroine to life." School Library Journal, April 1, 2013
Posted April 30, 2013
MARY WALKER WEARS THE PANTS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE DOCTOR,REFORMER,AND CIVIL WAR HERO by Cheryl Harness,illustrated by Carlo Molinari is a delightful Children's book,age range: 6-9 years. Mary Walker is the first and only female to win the Medal of Honor, one of the first female Doctors who served during the Civil War. A woman after my own heart. She worked,lived by her own rules not societies,she worn pants,yes Ladies, pants during the Civil War,she was outspoken,believed in Women's rights and was a Reformer of Women's Rights at a time when this was unheard of,during the turmoil of the Civil War. Thank goodness she was who she was or where would we be. Sure to enlighten any child on how far Women have come today. Educational,informative and a must read for not just young readers,but for all readers. I learned a tremendous amount of history and things I did not remember from school. Mary Walker, was also a prisoner of war. What a fascinating lady,Mary Walker was! This book has beautiful illustrations and packed full of history you will not go wrong with Mary Walker's story. A must read for educators,children, grandparents alike,and history bluffs. I would highly recommend this title!
Received for an honest review from the publisher.
HEAT RATING: NONE(CHILDREN'S)
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction Reviews