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Mary Wears What She Wants by Keith Negley
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"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.
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Reading Progress

February 16, 2019 – Started Reading
February 16, 2019 – Shelved
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: inspiring
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: picture-books
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: story-time-read-alouds
February 16, 2019 – Finished Reading
April 9, 2019 – Shelved as: teacher-lesson-books

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