Mary Wears What She Wants (Hardcover)

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By Keith Negley, Keith Negley (Illustrator)
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Bookseller: Cheri

Title:  Mary Wears What She Wants

Comments:

This book is awesome.  Hooray for Mary Edwards Walker for bringing pants into my life acceptably because although dresses are nice, I can't imagine not having the option.  This story could have been made complicated by the theme, however it's quite straightforward and makes the point nicely.  The artwork is VERY FUN!  I especially enjoy the eyebrows on the unhappy faces!  The notion of not being able to wear what you want is such a foreign one to me and it's nice to read/be reminded of how one person helped bring this freedom of clothing choice to reality.

— From Cheri

Description


From the award-winning creator of My Dad Used to Be So Cool and Tough Guys Have Feelings Too comes a charming picture book inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing 19th-century doctor who was arrested many times for wearing pants.

Once upon a time (but not that long ago), girls only wore dresses. And only boys wore pants.

Until one day, a young girl named Mary had an idea: She would wear whatever she wanted. And she wanted to wear pants!

This bold, original picture book encourages readers to think for themselves while gently challenging gender and societal norms.

About the Author


Keith Negley is the author and illustrator of Mary Wears What She Wants, My Dad Used to Be So Cool, and Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too). He has received multiple medals from the Society of Illustrators as well as recognition from American Illustration. His artwork has been featured in countless publications, and he is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the New Yorker. Keith lives with his family on the side of a small mountain that sits next to a big lake just outside of Bellingham, Washington. On good days he can see bald eagles from his studio window.



Keith Negley is the author and illustrator of Mary Wears What She Wants, My Dad Used to Be So Cool, and Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too). He has received multiple medals from the Society of Illustrators as well as recognition from American Illustration. His artwork has been featured in countless publications, and he is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the New Yorker. Keith lives with his family on the side of a small mountain that sits next to a big lake just outside of Bellingham, Washington. On good days he can see bald eagles from his studio window.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780062846792
ISBN-10: 0062846795
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: January 15th, 2019
Pages: 48
Language: English