Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Feb 21, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Mikey’s dad has left home to fight overseas during World War I, and Mikey wants to do something BIG to help. When his teacher suggests that the class participate in a knitting bee in Central Park to knit clothing for the troops, Mikey and his friends roll their eyes—knitting is for girls! But when the girls turn it into a competition, the boys just have to meet the challenge.
Based on a real “Knit-In” event at Central Park in 1918, Knit Your Bit shows readers that making a lasting contribution is as easy as trying something new! 

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I greatly enjoyed, "Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story", the central message of which was that even small efforts can make a big difference. I liked this book for its engaging plot, which told the ... Read full review

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Mikey's dad leaves to fight overseas during World War 1, and soon his mother and sister begin knitting goods for the soldiers. Even after his sister Ellie shows him how firemen and President Wilson ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of many books for young readers, including Michelle, also illustrated by AG Ford; Stagecoach Sal, illustrated by Carson Ellis; Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek, illustrated by John Hendrix; Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, illustrated by James Ransome and winner of the IRA Award; and i>Apples to Oregon, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter and winner of the Golden Kite Award. She lives near Portland, Oregon.

Guarnaccia is an illustrator, designer, and author.

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