Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II

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Perfection Learning Corporation, Feb 1, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 120 pages
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Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. When America's men went off to
war in 1942, millions of women were recruited, through posters and other
propaganda, to work at non-traditional jobs. In defense plants, factories,
offices, and everywhere else workers were needed, they were--for the first
time--well paid and financially independent. But eventually the war ended, and
the government and industries that had once persuaded them to work for the war
effort now instructed them to return home and take care of their husbands and
children. Based on interviews and original research by noted historian Penny
Colman, "Rosie the Riveter" shows young readers how women fought World War
II from the home front.

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Review: Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II

User Review  - Ashley Boris - Goodreads

This is a collection of stories, pictures, and facts from WWII focusing on women's involvement in the war. The book beings with a story about a young girl named Dot Chastney and follows her first hand ... Read full review

Review: Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II

User Review  - Eliza - Goodreads

I used this book as my main source for a project and it was invaluable. The information was great, it was well written, and the fact section at the back of the page was especially helpful. An overall great resource! Read full review

About the author (1998)

Penny Colman is the author of many nonfiction books, including "Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts," She lives in Englewood, New Jersey.

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