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Rosie The Riveter

Rosie The Riveter

by Penny Colman
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.

Illustrated with black-and-white photographs.

11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Crown Publishers
Number of Pages
Informational Text

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Penny Colman Colman's deep interest in women's history and social issues has led her to write numerous critically acclaimed works that introduce children to little-known individuals and causes.

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