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Inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing doctor who bucked the gender expectations of her time, this is a fresh, charming picture book about a young girl who decides to wear what she wants: pants! 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 a bold idea: She woul Inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing doctor who bucked the gender expectations of her time, this is a fresh, charming picture book about a young girl who decides to wear what she wants: pants! 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 a bold idea: She would wear whatever she wanted. And she wanted to wear pants! 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.


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Inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing doctor who bucked the gender expectations of her time, this is a fresh, charming picture book about a young girl who decides to wear what she wants: pants! 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 a bold idea: She woul Inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing doctor who bucked the gender expectations of her time, this is a fresh, charming picture book about a young girl who decides to wear what she wants: pants! 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 a bold idea: She would wear whatever she wanted. And she wanted to wear pants! 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.

30 review for Mary Wears What She Wants

  1. 4 out of 5

    Laura Harrison

    2019 is already beginning with some pretty amazing picture book biographies. Mary Wears Want She Wants is one of them. Well written, entertaining and with some eye popping, creative and beautiful illustrations. I love it!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    I love the woman this book is about. She is the definition of a feminist, and the fact that she stood her ground is amazing. Even more impressive, she graduated from medical school and became a surgeon, then still fought for women's rights to vote! She just may be my new idol.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kristina Jean Lareau

    A delightfully imaginative and entertaining mini-bio of Mary Walker, the woman who wore pants. Not only is the text concise, the use of color and white space is expertly illustrated. An informative author's note gives more info about Mary Walker's life. Truly a delightful book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Annalisa

    This book tells the story of Mary Edwards Walker, a woman who, aside from her various accomplishments, elected to wear pants at a time when it was unheard of and even illegal. I loved this book! I didn't feel like it was trying too hard to sell a message. I liked that the text was simple yet very honest. Though the book is based on a true historical figure, it has a bit of a fantastical feel. This is partly because of the graphic, striking illustrations that use bright pinks and drab blues. Part This book tells the story of Mary Edwards Walker, a woman who, aside from her various accomplishments, elected to wear pants at a time when it was unheard of and even illegal. I loved this book! I didn't feel like it was trying too hard to sell a message. I liked that the text was simple yet very honest. Though the book is based on a true historical figure, it has a bit of a fantastical feel. This is partly because of the graphic, striking illustrations that use bright pinks and drab blues. Partly, it's because today, pants can be worn by people of any gender without raising an eye, so it feels a bit outlandish to think that anyone would stop a girl from going to school for wearing pants. I like that when read today, it reads like she was harassed over something that's now a non-issue. This contrasts a lot of the more controversial picture books with gender equality motifs. I think that this is a great book for introducing social justice and feminist concepts to children.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Megan - Alohamora Open a Book

    "Mary didn't understand why everyone cared so much about what she wore. They've never seen a girl wearing pants before, said her father. Sometimes people get scared of what they don't understand." "I'm not wearing boys' clothes. I'm wearing MY clothes!" A fantastic story based on Mary Edwards Walker. Mary Walker lived in the 19th century. She wore pants, arrested for doing so, became a doctor, and a surgeon in the Civil War. She was most definitely an activist for women and fighting "social norm "Mary didn't understand why everyone cared so much about what she wore. They've never seen a girl wearing pants before, said her father. Sometimes people get scared of what they don't understand." "I'm not wearing boys' clothes. I'm wearing MY clothes!" A fantastic story based on Mary Edwards Walker. Mary Walker lived in the 19th century. She wore pants, arrested for doing so, became a doctor, and a surgeon in the Civil War. She was most definitely an activist for women and fighting "social norms." This is the right length, with gorgeous pictures, and an uplifting message for a storytime read. I think you could focus on Problem Solving, and what she did to solve problems. Maybe a fun read along with Rosie Revere the Engineer by Beaty or Ashley Spires "The Most Magnificent Thing." Probably best for a family storytime.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Briony

    This is loosely based on Mary Edwards Walker. Walker was a trailblazer by wearing pants instead of dresses, attending medical school, volunteering as an army surgeon during the Civil War, and so much more. Mary Wears What She Wants is a standout in the field of picture books breaking gender stereotypes. While Mary breaks social protocol by wearing pants, she also experiences social backlash and doubts her decision. However, her decision ultimately paves the way for other girls in her class to we This is loosely based on Mary Edwards Walker. Walker was a trailblazer by wearing pants instead of dresses, attending medical school, volunteering as an army surgeon during the Civil War, and so much more. Mary Wears What She Wants is a standout in the field of picture books breaking gender stereotypes. While Mary breaks social protocol by wearing pants, she also experiences social backlash and doubts her decision. However, her decision ultimately paves the way for other girls in her class to wear pants (tiny bit of a stretch for the time period, but gives reader the idea of what eventually happens when people fight against social norms). Great book for standing true and proud for your beliefs.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    unique illustrations. lots of pink. simply drawn but faces have lots of expressions. 1-3 sentences per page. easy for preschool storytime, class visit grades k-2 but sometimes it might be a bit hard for a large group to see the expressions on characters. good message. based on true story with note about the real Mary at the end. includes and black and white photo of her wearing an elegnat suit. she wore pants, graduated medical school, was a surgeon in civil war, won a Congressional Medal of Hon unique illustrations. lots of pink. simply drawn but faces have lots of expressions. 1-3 sentences per page. easy for preschool storytime, class visit grades k-2 but sometimes it might be a bit hard for a large group to see the expressions on characters. good message. based on true story with note about the real Mary at the end. includes and black and white photo of her wearing an elegnat suit. she wore pants, graduated medical school, was a surgeon in civil war, won a Congressional Medal of Honor, fought for women's right to vote and to wear what they want.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    The illustrations are bright and beautiful, and I like that Mary is based off of a real person: Mary Walker, one of the first women to wear pants. It teaches to stand up for what you believe in, even when facing adversity. I do wish the story didn't imply that pants are better than dresses. Instead, the lesson ought to be that you don't have to wear dresses if you don't want to, nor pants for that matter.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    Young Mary hates wearing dresses all of the time. It's so restricting! She can't bend over to pet her cat or play on the playground with the boys. One day she decides to wear pants to school. This causes such an uproar that Mary isn't sure she made the right choice. Her father helps her understand that she must do what's right for her. Thus, the pants-wearing continues! Fantastic picture book bio of Mary Edwards Walker!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Brooklyn Cribdon (Kemp)

    This is such a fantastic non-fic picturebook!! The artwork is simple yet gorgeous and uses a lovely colour pallet. The story is fun, engaging, and inspiring, and I feel like it would start an awesome conversation if read in a group like storytime or a classroom. I also appreciate the back matter that shares the story of the real Mary ;)

  11. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    This picture book is the true story of Mary Walker, who shocked the world by wearing... pants!?! Back in the mid-1800s, this was unheard of, and it made many people upset! That didn't stop her, though, and in doing so, helped defy the notion that all girls and women must wear dresses-- and reminds us all to wear what we feel comfortable in.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jillian Heise

    I wish there was a bit more of the back matter info incorporated into the actual story, as it seemed to lack a bit of depth - I wondered as I was reading if this was a fictional story or that of a real person. But I liked the idea of telling Mary Edwards Walker's story, though was surprised it was a male author telling it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sam

    Loosely based on Mary Walker's life. Girl chooses to wear pants and wins her right to do so.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alyson

    A great story about being yourself despite the odds, and it's based on an actual historical figure! Could be great in storytime.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Pam Page

    Arrested for wearing pants! Mary Walker was a brave woman who paved the way for women today. Thank heavens...I can't imagine not wearing pants!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Rita

    I loved this book! Plus, I hated dresses growing up so I could totally relate! Thank goodness for Mary paving the way!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Cecilia Rodriguez

    The color illustrations are cheerful and funny. The story addresses gender identity based on clothing. Inspired by Mary Edward Walker

  18. 4 out of 5

    Emma (Miss Print)

    Would have liked a little more backmatter about the real Mary Negley. And I admit it's a little weird to me that the author is a man. BUT I think it's fun, it's timely, and the artwork is stunning.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Raven Black

    Not sure I like the illustrations,but is an interesting way to do them. The tone of them does mute the seriousness of the subject. A nice fiction biography

  20. 4 out of 5

    Maggie Mattmiller

    Love the simple text and pictures, but they pack a punch! Also love the true story (but still understandable) in the back!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Edward Sullivan

    A charming, uplifting story inspired by the life of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing doctor who bucked the gender expectations of her time.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Yevgenia Nayberg

    I love Keith Negley’s work, everything he does is bound to be amazing!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Julia Bennett

    This book is motivational for kids to be themselves, and do what they feel is right even when others stare or make comments about what they do. It challenges gender norms - girls only wear dresses, like pink things and that boys only wear pants and like blue. It’s a story based on a real life person, and they are introduced at the end of the book as the inspiration for writing it.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Earl

    It's so crazy that women were forbidden to wear pants. I was so fascinated to learn about her that I checked out another picture book to see more of what she did in her life!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Debbra

  26. 4 out of 5

    Beth

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Gamache

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jenny Abbott

  29. 4 out of 5

    Syntha Green

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kelly m

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