Mary Wears What She Wants

Mary Wears What She Wants

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 o...

DownloadRead Online
Title:Mary Wears What She Wants
Author:Keith Negley
Rating:
Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0062846795
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:42 pages pages

Mary Wears What She Wants Reviews

  • Claudia
    May 17, 2019
    I found this book too late for my National Board lesson...but this is a PERFECT picture book biography of a Mighty Girl...and interestingly enough, in our library it's not cataloged as a biography... The story of little Mary Walker, a girl with a mind of her own...who likes the free...
  • Mary Lee
    Mar 03, 2019
    "I don't wear men's clothes. I wear my own clothes." ...
  • Allie
    Mar 11, 2019
    This book is ok. The story is nice and it would be an acceptable read during women's history month. I love his style of drawing people, but the color palette leaves a lot to be desired. It kind of indicates people with non-white skin tones using pink, blue, etc.; but since it's not spe...
  • Shelli
    Apr 11, 2019
    This is an adorable introductory book for young readers and listeners about a brilliant woman who was ahead of her time, Mary Walker. A few years ago my daughter and I read Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero, by Cheryl Harness and we...
  • Tasha
    Mar 28, 2019
    Based on the real-life story of Mary Edwards Walker, who turned heads and drew ire when she dressed in pants mid-1800?s. This picture book shows a little girl of that time deciding to wear pants herself. The book firmly sets itself in the time period by explaining about societal expe...
  • Megan - Alohamora Open a Book
    Feb 16, 2019
    "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 base...
  • Melanie
    Jan 30, 2019
    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 he...
  • Leslie
    Mar 25, 2019
    A fun book that introduces us to Mary Edwards Walker, who needs to be known for much more than just wearing pants. The back story shares a photo of Mary, wearing pants, of course. It also tells us she was a doctor who served in the Civil War, was captured by the Confederates, and was t...
  • Meredith
    Apr 18, 2019
    Mary defies 19th Century gender norms by wearing pants. Inspired by the story of Mary Edwards Walker, this picture book tells the story of a young girl who decides to try wearing pants and discovers that she likes it. They are much more comfortable than the tightly laced dresses tha...
  • Laura Harrison
    Jan 24, 2019
    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! ...
  • Briony
    Jan 23, 2019
    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 breaki...
  • Erin
    Feb 14, 2019
    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 s...
  • Meg
    Apr 08, 2019
    This book is beautiful to look at and features a cool story I was not yet familiar with. I like the historical info at the back. Not sure the illustrations will appeal to kids as much as they do to adults, but I enjoyed it. I especially like Negley's re-telling of the conversation betw...
  • Spencer Orey
    May 10, 2019
    I love that books like this are popping up more and more. My kid is a little too young to totally understand what this is about, but we talk through it on every read and point out how crazy it is that people gave Mary such an awful time for trying to wear pants. Good patient story with...
  • Elizabeth
    Jan 25, 2019
    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. ...
  • Kristina Jean Lareau
    Feb 01, 2019
    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. ...
  • AnnieM
    Feb 20, 2019
    History done righty. ...
  • Randi Kennedy
    Apr 14, 2019
    LGBTQ adjacent tale about Mary Walker, who challenged gender roles to become a doctor, wear pants, and win a Congressional Meal of Honor for her work in the Civil Way. ...
  • Erin Buhr
    Apr 08, 2019
    This is the kind of book that makes you laugh and think and close it and rush to your nearest friend to insist they read it too. Or at least that's what it made me do at the bookstore before I happily added it to my must-own pile to bring home. It is a story based on Mary Walker, one o...
  • Jenny Yergin
    Mar 08, 2019
    I love this! Its a great way for children to learn about Mary Walker and all that she accomplished for women. The artwork is gorgeous and is perfect for the story. I am very thankful she was such a pioneer for women's rights. ...
  • Anita
    Mar 08, 2019
    This book is beautifully illustrated and wonderful. I love that there are more children's books coming out giving a re-telling of someone who did something bold in history. This one about Mary Walker didn't disappoint and you KNOW I had to wear pants today. ...
  • Amanda Walz
    Mar 13, 2019
    I have mixed feelings about this one. At face value I think it's a good picture book about a girl who wears pants in a time that it is very scandalous for her to do so. It reads as fiction. Then at the end it shares that the girl is real, but everything in the book didn't really happen...
  • Katrina Clohessy
    May 02, 2019
    Well-told story of Mary Edwards Walker, who ditched dresses for pants in the 1800s (and went on to do many other things ?not allowed? for women. A great reminder of past social norms and ridiculous expectations for women, and how individuals can lead to broader cultural change. For...
  • BrookesEducationLibrary
    Mar 18, 2019
    "I don't wear men's clothes, I wear my own clothes." What a fab picture book which introduces us to Mary Edwards Walker who was one of the first known women to wear trousers! Simplistically told with bright stylised illustrations, this story will encourage young readers to challenge ...
  • Jenni Heins
    Apr 22, 2019
    Creative illustrations with subtle details. True story with information about the original Mary at the end. ...
  • Baby Bookworm
    Mar 14, 2019
    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Mary Wears What She Wants by Keith Negley, a picture book reimagining of the childhood of trailblazer Mary Edwards Walker. Long ago, it wa...
  • Emily
    Feb 05, 2019
    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 dre...
  • Solange Guillen
    May 05, 2019
    ?I don?t wear men?s clothes, I wear my own clothes.? Inspiring stories like Mary Walker?s must be shared with everybody regardless of their age. ...
  • Abigail
    Mar 22, 2019
    Inspired by the story of Mary Edwards Walker, an unconventional nineteenth-century American woman who insisted on wearing pants, author/illustrator Keith Negley spins the tale of schoolgirl Mary in this, his third picture-book. Uncomfortable in the hot, stuffy dresses she is forced to ...
  • Annalisa
    Jan 28, 2019
    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 simp...