Knit Your Bit

A World War I Story

By Deborah Hopkinson; Steven Guarnaccia (Illustrator)
(G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780399252419, 32pp.)

Publication Date: February 21, 2013

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Description
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




About the Author
Deborah Hopkinson is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including "Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, " winner of the International Reading Association Award, "Girl Wonder, " winner of the Great Lakes Book Award, and "Apples to Oregon, " a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for "Under the Quilt for the Night." She lives in Oregon. Visit her on the Web at www.deborahhopkinson.com.

Guarnaccia is an illustrator, designer, and author.
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