Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter by Salazar, Aida
Aida Salazar

Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter -- Aida Salazar

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The remarkable true story of Jovita Valdovinos, a Mexican revolutionary who disguised herself as a man to fight for her rights!

* "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
Published: 03/07/2023
Pages: 48
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 10.10h x 9.30w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781338283419
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 01/23/2023
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2023
School Library Journal 02/01/2023 pg. 87
Booklist 02/15/2023 pg. 48