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

The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero

By Cheryl Harness, Carlo Molinari (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807549902, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2013

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Description

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


About the Author

Cheryl Harness is the author of many books for young people, including Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women; Young Abe Lincoln; and M is for Mount Rushmore: A South Dakota Alphabet. She lives in Independence, Missouri. Carlo Molinari is the illustrator of several books for children including a recent edition of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. He lives in Italy.
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