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

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

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Overview

Based on true events from World War I, this fictional story follows “farmerette” Helen Stevens as she trains to farm the land, convinces a farm owner to hire her and her colleagues, negotiates a fair wage, and does her bit for the war effort.

Beginning as a movement to put women to work on farms in place of men serving overseas during WWI, the Woman's Land Army grew to be an integral part of the food supply chain during the war. This unique look at a forgotten history celebrates the true grit of American men and women.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580896467
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Erin Hagar is the author of middle-grade biography, JULIA CHILD: AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE IN WORDS AND PICTURES (Duo Press). She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Helen Stevens was a New York City college girl. She’d never pitched hay or milked a cow. And she’d certainly never worn men’s overalls. But it was 1917, and there was a war on.
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