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

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

“Penny Colman’s engaging book…enlivened and authenticated by quotations from women who talked about their wartime experiences.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Well-researched, perfectly pitched, and completely involving.”
Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

“A thoughtfully prepared look at women’s history and wartime society, this dynamic book is characterized by extensive research.”
The Horn Book

“A real treat.”
School Library Journal, starred review

“Illuminating.”
Publishers Weekly


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I do the picture research and take photographs for my books. For Rosie the Riveter, I dug deep into the Boeing Company Archives, The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, and the National Archives in Washington, DC and College Park, Maryland. Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II has 74 images, including posters, documents, and cartoons.


Check out Readers’ Resources and How a Teacher Used Rosie the Riveter to Teach Poetry and Women’s history.