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

by Erin Hagar and Jen Hill

We’ve all heard about Rosie the Riveter but the Women’s Land Army? This... read more

We’ve all heard about Rosie the Riveter but the Women’s Land Army? This picture book offers a glimpse into a part of American history that’s seldom told. During World War I, women volunteered and were trained to work on farms, both because more production was needed to support the Allies and because the young men who usually did the job were being called away. This account is fictional but it’s based on a real place and real people as it follows one woman who signed up. She goes through the rigorous training and then the challenge of being taken seriously enough for someone to hire her and her colleagues and pay them the same wages men would earn for the same work. Gouache paintings offer both a sense of the historical time period and the hard work these women did on the homefront. (Ages 7–10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2017

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