Doing Her Bit: A Story About the Woman’s Land Army of America
by Erin Hagar (Author) and Jen Hill (Illustrator)
Booktalk: Based on true events, this fictional story traces the history of the Women’s Land Army during World War I. Real-life “Farmerette” Helen Stevens trains to farm the land, negotiates a position for herself and other women, and does her bit for the war effort. This unique book celebrates the true grit of American men and women.
Snippet: At Helen’s farewell luncheon, her father said, “Women’s Land Army–craziest thing I ever heard. No farmer in his right mind will hire you girls.”
Helen looked right at him. “They’ll have to. With so many men working in factories or training to fight, who else will bring in the crops?”
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