I love books, that inspire action (okay, I love most books, but I really love books, that inspire action!). Knitting Nell, by Julie Jersild Roth, is just such a book.
I picked it up at the library, after seeing it in the side bar of another blog. I can't remember which blog, but if you have it in your sidebar - thanks! I flipped through it briefly, noting it was a story about a little girl who knits a lot, not just for herself, but for others, too. The story ends with Nell, earning a prize for her knitting, at the county fair, and receiving an award for community service.
There's more to the story than that. It's also about friendship, finding your place, interpersonal relationships, and not only serving, but inspiring others, too. Pretty good for a 30 page, children's picture book. And, that's what I picked up from skimming through it.
I didn't get to read it until later. It disappeared into the girls' room, shortly after we returned from the library, resurfacing later in the day...along with my favorite pair of knitting needles.
It's great to be a homeschooler.