Helen Marshall takes a summer job at a war factory to help support her family.
2007 Colorado Book Award Finalist
2007 EVVY Award winner for Juvenile Fiction
"I was the sort of student who never paid attention in history class, because the teachers just droned on about names and dates that meant nothing to me. If only we'd read books like Teresa Funke's Doing My Part, I would have been riveted (bad pun). Seriously, I'm amazed by how much information Ms. Funke wove into this book, while captivating me with compelling characters and an exciting story line." - Todd Mitchell, author of The Last Panther
"As the population that lived during WWII is decreasing, it is important to preserve the stories that will teach our children about this period in human history and the life-changing choices that American families made. Teresa's book brings the history to life with rich details that contemporary children can relate to." - Christine Christman
"Warm characters, a compelling storyline, and vivid historical details help readers gain little-known perspective on a pivotal time in our history." - Laura Resau, author of What the Moon Saw