Item description for Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II by Penny Colman...
Overview 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
Citations And Professional Reviews Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II by Penny Colman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 94
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 79
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 56
Publishers Weekly - 02/09/1998
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 70
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 113
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Studio: Crown Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 7.9" Height: 0.32" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Feb 10, 1998
Publisher Crown Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0517885670 ISBN13 9780517885673 UPC 045863010995
Availability 0 units.
More About Penny Colman
Penny Colman is the author of many nonfiction books, including "Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts," She lives in Englewood, New Jersey.
Reviews - What do customers think about Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II?
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words... Aug 31, 2006
...so 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.