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Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II [Paperback]

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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.24" Width: 7.9" Height: 0.32"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 10, 1998
Publisher   Crown Books for Young Readers
Age  10-14
ISBN  0517885670  
EAN  9780517885673  
UPC  045863010995  

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An account, based on interviews and other sources, of the women who replaced men in defense plants, factories, and offices and on farms during the Second World War

Publishers Description
Now in paperback--the award-winning account of how 18 million women, many of whom had never before held a job, entered the work force in 1942-45 to help the United States fight World War II. Their unprecedented participation would change the course of history for women, and America, forever.
An ALA Best Book for Young Adult
An ALA Notable Book
A "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" Blue Ribbon Book
An IRA Teachers' Choice
A Junior Library Guild Selection
An NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Award Winner for Outstanding Nonfiction
A New York Public Library Best Book for the Teenager
A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...  Aug 31, 2006 this book is worth several volumes. During World War II, millions of American women joined the work force to replace men who had gone into the armed services and to expand war production. After the war, these women were expected to return to traditional female roles. Through anecdotes and statistics and priceless photographs, Penny Colman illuminates the wartime experiences of girls and women and suggests the toll that being kicked to the curb... I mean... returned to the home after the war took on many of them.
outstanding  Jun 15, 2000
Colman combines masterful storytelling with criticalcutting-edge insight to create an imposing study of a crucial periodin U.S. history. Rosie the Riveter reveals the ways in which government and industry manipulated gender roles to serve their own interests both before and after the war. Colman's Rosie the Riveter is history at its best- engaging narrative, illuminating details, and fabulous photographs (including a picture of Marilyn Monroe as a war worker).
Rosie the Riveter - dud!  May 6, 2000
Women working during WWII is an interesting subject; however this book turns an interesting subject into a dry, uninteresting tale. I hope other author's explore this topic. I am very disappointed in this book.

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