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Mary Walker Wears the Pants

Author: Cheryl  HARNESS
Publisher: Albert Whitman
Subject/Category:  3-5
Year Reviewed:: 2014
ISBN: 9780807549902
Review: In this illustrated account of Mary Walker's contributions to women's rights, readers will also discover her dedication to saving Union and Confederate soldiers. She was the first woman doctor appointed for the Union Army and found it much easier to do her work dressed in men's trousers and jackets - which others found scandalous! She held true to her convictions and was not only captured and imprisoned by the Confederates, but she went on to receive the Medal of Honor, the first and only woman to receive it. This is a solid addition for women's history or Civil War units.

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