A recent trainee puts her new skills to work on a local farm.
A trainee practices her milking technique.
A trainee specializing in poultry.
Eleanor Roosevelt and Corinne Alsop
Eleanor Roosevelt delivering her speech at Hawley Armory
Recruits arrive for their training in the middle of winter
After finishing the two week course, recruits head to local farms to complete the program. Jane King and Cecily Baker second and third from the left.
Eleanor Roosevelt in dairy barn checking a trainee's hands for blisters
The winner for fiction is Andrew Smith, for Grasshopper Jungle; for nonfiction is Steve Sheinkin, for The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights; and for picture book, Peter Brown for Mr. Tiger goes Wild. The Honor Books winners in the fiction category are Elizabeth Wein, for Rose Under Fire and Gene Luen Yang for Boxers & Saints; for nonfiction, Steve Jenkins for The Animal Book: a Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest Shyest – and Most Surprising – Animals on Earth and Patricia Hruby Powell for Josephine: the Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker;and for picture book, Daniel Beaty for Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me, and Shaun Tan for Rules of Summer. Congratulations to all!