Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter -- Aida SalazarRegular price $19.99 Sale price $14.99
* "Graceful . . deft . . . mesmerizing. . . . Bravery and determination prevail in this inspiring tale." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Gorgeous...hits the perfect balance of lively and lyrical...outstanding." -- School Library Journal, starred review
"Bold, dramatic, and dynamic. . . . An exciting adventure story." -- School Library Connection, recommended
Jovita dreamed of wearing pants! She hated the big skirts Abuela made her wear. She wanted to scale the tallest mesquite tree on her rancho, ride her horse, and feel the wind curl her face into a smile
When her father and brothers joined the Cristero War to fight for religious freedom, Jovita wanted to go, too. Forbidden, she defied her father's rules - and society's - and found a clever way to become a trailblazing revolutionary, wearing pants!
This remarkable true story about a little-known maverick Mexican heroine is brought vividly to life by her great-niece and Américas Award-winner Aida Salazar, and Eisner Award-honoree Molly Mendoza.
Author: Aida Salazar
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.10h x 9.30w x 0.60d
Audience: Ages 9-12
Publishers Weekly 01/23/2023
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2023
School Library Journal 02/01/2023 pg. 87
Booklist 02/15/2023 pg. 48