"Crisp dialog and small dramas propel this story of a young woman's summer of service in war time and women's emerging power on the homefront."
--Kirkus Reviews

Doing Her Bit: A Story of the Woman's Land Army

 

 

 

 

 

Illustrated by Jen Hill

Charlesbridge 2016

32 pages

Ages 6-9

ISBN: 1580896464

 

Many of us know about Rosie the Riveter. But what about her spunky older sister, the Farmerette? Based on real people and real events, DOING HER BIT tells the story of Helen Stevens, a New York City college girl who volunteered to serve her country during WWI by joining the Woman’s Land Army of America. Learning to farm to was one thing. Convincing skeptical farmers they could do the work? That was something else.

 

A 2016 Junior Library Guild Selection
A 2017 Amelia Bloomer List Honoree
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