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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User Review  - Steph - Goodreads

I actually liked this better than I thought I would and I LOVE that the knitting continues to this day. Very accessible historical fiction; this would be an awesome read aloud. The illustrations reminded me of The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (or whatever his name is). I liked it overall. Read full review

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Genre: Historical Fiction Published: 2013 Historical fiction story that takes place during World War I. A boy learned to knit so he could help provide warm clothing for the soldiers who were in Europe. Read full review

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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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