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Mary Wears What She Wants

Written & illustrated by Keith Negley
Published by Balzer + Bray
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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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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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5.5 / 7.0

I love the story, and I love the pictures! The message of this book is great - it’s okay, and even a good thing, to challenge societal norms. The overall design of the book is wonderful too—it’s so fun to look at!

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Book Topics › based on a true story
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Book Topics › getting dressed
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Book Topics › being yourself
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Book Topics › being different
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Who Wrote Mary Wears What She Wants

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Keith Negley

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, WA. On good days he can see bald eagles from his studio window.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780062846792
Publication Date:
January 15, 2019
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0062846795
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
501430
ATOS Book Level:
2.4
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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