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Award-winning Author, Deborah Hopkinson, Announces Book Launch and Blog Tour
To celebrate the release of Knit Your Bit, author Deborah Hopkinson is hosting a blog tour the week of February 21, 2013.
The idea for Knit Your Bit came to Hopkinson through seeing a historic photo of Honolulu firemen knitting during World War One. “As I researched, I realized that this effort to knit for American soldiers was widespread, from sheep on the White House lawn to boys and girls knitting in Seattle classrooms,”
For more information on the tour, please visit: www.deborahhopkinson.com (http://www.deborahhopkinson.com/
About Knit Your Bit
ISBN 039925241X, Publisher: Putnam
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
A past winner and current finalist for the Oregon Book Award for Annie and Helen, Deborah lives in West Linn. She is the author of more than 40 books for young readers including Apples to Oregon, a feature selection of Oregon Reads, in honor of Oregon’s 150th celebration in 2009. Titanic: