I have had a professional work history in "living history museums". The time and place that the book takes place in does not diminish the need for the tractors or their human association, both in production and use in farming of the time. (that's another story of women in the fields using tractors). Years ago I met and worked with a woman who resembled and portrayed "Rosie" in a very well known living history museum. This book broadened "Rosie's" story in the time and geographic need of a period of women doing a man's job when the conditions demanded their contributions. The story line of "Rosie" broadens the historic retrospective and human needs in a period of our world's emergency. If I was to teach women's history to anyone, this would be a learning tool. In any terms, The book is a joy to read and look at. The illustration used in the book is also well chosen and lively in unfolding the story line. I loved the illustrations.