West Virginia University's Extension Service recruited more than 400 young women to work on the farm front in the Lake Erie
region of Ohio and the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland during the summers of 1943-45.
Parkersburg native Patti Wilkins has written a book, Sisters of the Soil: West Virginia Land Girls on the World War II Farm Front,
about the contributions these young women, "West Virginia Land Girls," made during World War II.
by RJ Palacio -- September Selection
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive,
goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan,
which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.